Thinking about thought

October 30th, 2002 Comments Off on Thinking about thought

Richard Caetano thinks about thought in Thinking in Brain Speed.

The brain is a fascinating machine. I once read in a science maganize that the brain processes over ten thousand sensory inputs every second, automatically filtering what is irrelevant, and checking what is relevant against memory. Each of those inputs is considered as we decide the minute things we need to do each second, from blinking to hitting the next key in the keyboard at the proper location.

The interesting thing about the process is that we can “rewire” the brain with new assumptions affecting the way it will react next time, as Caetano noted and pointed as a good mental exercise.

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