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As great strides have been made in understanding the function of the brain and how to treat certain diseases or the effects of injury, there is still quite a bit more to learn. And for certain higher level functions, it may be a very long time before the true manner in which the brain processes and controls them is well understood. And it may very well be that there will always be certain aspects which are simply beyond our grasp to fully understand.

Why people react to different situations and how we gain things like emotion, compassion, etc. is not entirely understood.

CogniFit's blog: Brain – What We Know And What We Don’t
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Why people react to different situations when Spock's Brain is gone, is not entirely understood.
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Obviously some brains work better than others.
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The brain is only as good as its user.
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Or the user is only as good as his brain.
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Then perhaps you should study neuroscience.
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Awesome is right. I don't know about you, but I want to know how my head works system-wise, not just bits and pieces.
Then perhaps you should study neuroscience.
Okay, can you suggest which books, ones with diagrams and illustrations?
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Perhaps if you had it disected you could build from the bits and pieces.
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Then perhaps you should study neuroscience.
Okay, can you suggest which books, ones with diagrams and illustrations?
I suggest university textbooks and science journals.

Neuroscience Online: An Electronic Textbook for the Neurosciences | Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy - The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
Browse Neuroscience Textbooks - The MIT Press
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Awesome is right. I don't know about you, but I want to know how my head works system-wise, not just bits and pieces.
Then perhaps you should study neuroscience.
Perhaps if you had it disected you could build from the bits and pieces.
Well I once built a chicken from chicken parts, so why not from neuroscience.
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Perhaps if you had it disected you could build from the bits and pieces.
Well I once built a chicken from chicken parts, so why not from neuroscience.
Did it lay an egg?
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What the brain's wiring looks like

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That was one impressive article. I do hope that those scans help doctors treat mental illnesses.
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All of these scans have been extremely promising for so many things. Previous partial high res scans have shown that where different groups of Axon bundles have to cross each other they often do so at 90 angles so that when they do maintenance and repairs it's much harder to cross wires. Which should make going in and physically fixing the brains wiring much easier.

The organization of the wiring also suggests brain to computer interfaces and eventually full blown cyberpunk jacking in to the net will be possible.
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