CGSC 1001 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Confirmation Bias, Law School Admission Test, Falsifiability

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Must neurons have base firing rate that brain is always active. We can damage any part of the brain and it will always cause an effect. Localization: different parts of brain do different things. Humans beings have largest brain relative to bodies. Brain uses 20% of energy of our body. Most competition in evolution is within same species. Smarter humans led longer lives than dumber ones. However they are now as big as they can get. Evolutionary pressures for hips to stay small while head will get bigger. Evolution wouldn"t give us bigger heads if it wasn"t necessary. Availability cascade: think something is probable because it"s repeated. People might say they can help you fulfill your untapped potential. Reduncy is not same as saying we don"t use all of brain. When study says it founds significant result of psychic ability, it just means results is probably not due to chance.

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