Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Bill Keller, "Stop Whining," That's Not How Brains Work

"Here are two facts: (1) we now know from the new science of attention and the most recent findings in neuroscience that our brain is not, as was previously thought, an inheritance that come with all of its components fixed and certain; the brain is a learning organism and that means it is constantly changed by its environment, by what it experiences, by its interactions. But (2) except in B-horror movies ('The Brain that Wouldn't Die' or 'The Brain from Planet Arous' and so forth), the brain doesn't power itself and it doesn't power us. The brain R us. That is, what we experience our brain experiences."
HASTAC co-founder, Duke prof and MacArthur Foundation advisor Cathy Davidson just couldn't let that last terrible column from Times executive editor Bill Keller pass.

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gumplr (#66)

I'm surprised Krang reads anything other than the Post.

Louis Fyne (#2,066)

Bill Keller should write a follow-up "I Simply Cannot Believe All You Prissy, Precious Little Fuckwits Have Completely Your Shit About a Perfectly Innocuous Minor Column, For Fuck's Sake Aren't You Supposed to Be the Ironic Generation. Where The Fuck Were You During Valerie Plame? Jesus Fucking Christ."

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