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The Scientific American blog has some refreshingly candid admissions by leading neuroscientists about the limits of their science, including this gem by Harvard prof, Philip Tenyer:

“We’re always qualifying our conclusions by reminding people that the brain is extremely complex and difficult to understand—and it is[…]but we’ve also been a little lazy. It is just easier to bluff our way through some of it. That’s one perk of being a respected neuroscientist—you can pretty much say whatever you want about the brain because so few people, including other neuroscientists, understand what you’re talking about in the first place. As long as you throw in enough jargon, it sounds science-y and legit and stuff.”

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2012/04/01/neuroscientists-we-dont-really-know-what-we-are-talking-about-either/

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