Crick on trained brains

Francis Crick talks about our (brain’s) ability to grasp and understand the idea of consciousness in The Astonishing Hypothesis – The Scientific Search for the Soul:


“Our brains have evolved and developed so that we can deal fluently wit many concepts related to our everyday world. Nevertheless, well-trained brains can grasp ideas about phenomena that are not part of our normal experience, such as those of relativity and quantum mechanics. Such ideas are very counterintuitive, but constant practice with them enables the trained brain to grasp them and manipulate them easily. “

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