Some time shortly after winning the Nobel for Medicine, the late Roger Sperry — the “split-brain…
Mark Hammer

A wonderful response, and I agree with all of it. Something I didn’t fully articulate in my blog was that I see a huge amount of value in neuroscientific knowledge for its own sake. In particular, neuroscience is the explanatory bridge between evolution and behaviour. This is fundamentally important for understanding the human condition. I wish neuroscientists felt bolder is justifying their research in these terms, rather than feeling the need to justify basic neuroscience research with the promise of curing dementia (or similar, but it’s usually dementia)

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