• Question: have you come up with any general therioes about the brain??

    Asked by ehsy89 to Martin on 26 Mar 2010 in Categories: .
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      Martin Coath answered on 26 Mar 2010:

      There are many.

      The MOST general theory abou the brain is that we learn by reward. I think I mentioned this before. We produce chemicals inside our heads that make us feel better (the most famous of these are the “endorphins”) so our brains are rewarded for certain thoughts and actions and we get better at things because we “enjoy” them.

      I think this idea is probably very true but I cannot claim it as my idea I’m afraid 😀