Unit 3 Thought

Cognitive science

  1. What are some ways that you can tell what other people are thinking? -> Here
  2. Would the world be a better place if everyone knew exactly what other people were thinking? Why or why not? -> Here
What are some different ways that people use their brains? 

Brain evolution has not been a history of simple expansion in total volume. Rather, brain evolution has been mosaic in character, with both the rate and the extent of evolution having varied between components of the system.
The human brain is complex. Along with performing millions of mundane acts, it composes concertos, issues manifestos and comes up with elegant solutions to equations. It’s the wellspring of all human feelings, behaviors, experiences as well as the repository of memory and self-awareness. So it’s no surprise that the brain remains a mystery unto itself.
  • So-called “left-brain” thinkers tend to approach a problem in a logical, analytical way.
  • “Right-brain” thinkers rely more on nonlinear, intuitive approaches.
  • Some people prefer to work together to solve a problem.
  • Others like to gather and process information by themselves.
  • Abstract thinkers need to learn about something before they experience it; for experiential people, it’s just the opposite