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Five reasons the brain is more idiot than super computer

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Our brains can make us afraid of silly things. . .but excited by the genuinely terrifying.

As our understanding of the human brain increases, so too does our reverence for its abilities. But neuroscientist and comedian Dean Burnett says our dearly-held belief that the brain is a “super computer” doesn’t quite stack up.  Dr Burnett is a prolific science blogger and also an author. And the name of his first book — The Idiot Brain — has raised some eyebrows.
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