55+ Quotes About The Human Brain And Great Ideas

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Quotes On Brain Power


“The brain is like a muscle. When it is in use we feel very good. Understanding is joyous.”

– Carl Sagan


“The emotional brain responds to an event more quickly than the thinking brain.”

– Daniel Goleman


“Everything we do, every thought we’ve ever had, is produced by the human brain. But exactly how it operates remains one of the biggest unsolved mysteries, and it seems the more we probe its secrets, the more surprises we find.”

– Neil deGrasse Tyson


“He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice.”

Albert Einstein


“All of imagination – everything that we think, we feel, we sense – comes through the human brain. And once we create new patterns in this brain, once we shape the brain in a new way, it never returns to its original shape.”

– Jay S. Walker


“This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.”

– Dalai Lama


“The human brain had a vast memory storage. It made us curious and very creative. Those were the characteristics that gave us an advantage – curiosity, creativity and memory. And that brain did something very special. It invented an idea called ‘the future.'”

– David Suzuki


“The human brain is a funny thing: it’s very susceptible to tempo and melody. You put the right words to it, and it becomes very influential.”

– Ray Stevens


“The human brain now holds the key to our future. We have to recall the image of the planet from outer space: a single entity in which air, water, and continents are interconnected. That is our home.”

– David Suzuki


Inspiring Brain Quotes


“The human brain can soften as a result of incessant listening to music with an intent to commit prose.”

– Donal Henahan


“I have always been convinced that the only way to get artificial intelligence to work is to do the computation in a way similar to the human brain. That is the goal I have been pursuing. We are making progress, though we still have lots to learn about how the brain actually works.”

– Geoffrey Hinton


“With its billions of interconnected neurons, whose interactions change from millisecond to millisecond, the human brain is an archetypal complex system.”

– Miguel Nicolelis


“The human brain works in, so far, mysterious and wondrous ways that are completely different than the ways that computers calculate. Things like appetite or emotion, how do those function in the brain?”

– Paul Allen


“It’s the way the human brain works: when enough events occur in a pattern, we stop thinking and go into macro mode.”

– N. K. Jemisin


“One of the primary reasons why the human brain has evolved to look so far into the future is so that we can take actions in the present that will bring us to a better future rather than a worse one.”

– Daniel Goldstein


“A single human brain has about a hundred million nerve cells… and a computer program that throws light on the mind/brain problem will have to incorporate the deepest insights of biologists, nerve scientists, psychologists, physiologists, linguists, social scientists, and even philosophers.”

– Tony Hoare


“People have wanted to look inside the human mind, the human brain, for thousands of years.”

– Christopher deCharms


Quotes On Brain Power


“You need to have a lot of human judgment involved in the financial industry in terms of risk management, in terms of investment decisions, and things that really allow us to blend the best of technology and the human brain.”

– Adena Friedman


“I want to know where joy lives. I’d interview scientists, religious leaders and heads of state. I’d want to find out exactly what makes people happy. I’d want to look into the biology, the chemistry of the human brain.”

– Goldie Hawn


“The notion of a writer sitting in a library doing research isn’t what I want. The research I love doing isn’t found in a book. It’s what it feels like to rappel down the side of a building; to train with a SWAT team; to hold a human brain in your hands; or to dive for pirate treasure. Those are things I’ve done to research my stories.”

– Marcus Sakey


“Reading or written language is a cultural invention that necessitated totally new connections among structures in the human brain underlying language, perception, cognition, and, over time, our emotions.”

– Maryanne Wolf


“Certainly the first true humans were unique by virtue of their large brains. It was because the human brain is so large when compared with that of a chimpanzee that paleontologists for years hunted for a half-ape, half-human skeleton that would provide a fossil link between the human and the ape.”

– Jane Goodall


“It is essential to understand our brains in some detail if we are to assess correctly our place in this vast and complicated universe we see all around us.”

– Francis Crick


Random Quotes On Brain Power


“The human brain is a product of natural selection. In the face of scarcity, our hominid great-great-uncles were unable to compete against our sapient great-great-grandparents’ abilities to build more elaborate mental models and orchestrate their bodies’ movements in more sophisticated ways.”

– Justin Rosenstein


“A meticulous virtual copy of the human brain would enable basic research on brain cells and circuits or computer-based drug trials.”

– Henry Markram


“The human brain is built to compare; it’s Darwinian to consider an alternative when one presents itself.”

– Helen Fisher


“The human brain has evolved the capacity to impose a narrative, complete with chronology and cause-and-effect logic, on whatever it encounters, no matter how apparently random.”

– Robin Marantz Henig


“As a college student, what really interested me was the human brain and human intelligence.”

– Sebastian Thrun


“In terms of the brain, you can in a crude way think of the human brain as a computer.”

– Paul Greengard


“My father worked in a scientific lab where he designed and built glass instruments. He was regarded as brilliant at his job and once constructed a human brain in glass just to show off his skills.”

– Christopher Fowler


“It’s a tribute to the human brain that anyone is able to function out there on television in a talk situation that is entirely artificial.”

– Dick Cavett


“Our ancestors relied upon their advanced brains to survive during times of food shortage, and fortunately, the human brain is able to utilize body fat as an extremely efficient fuel to sustain function when glucose-providing food is unavailable.”

– David Perlmutter


“Memory, the warder of the brain.”

– William Shakespeare


“The brain is a muscle of busy hills, the struggle of unthought things with things eternally thought.”

– Joyce Carol Oates


“Follow your heart but take your brain with you.”

– Alfred Adler


Some Interesting Quotes About The Brain And Mind


“The brain is wider than the sky.”

– Emily Dickinson


“Overall, the human brain is the most complex object known in the universe – known, that is, to itself.”

– E. O. Wilson


“The great events of the world take place in the brain.”

– Oscar Wilde


“From nothing else but the brain come joys, delights, laughter and sports, and sorrows, griefs, despondency, and lamentations.”

– Hippocrates


“If you can be funny, it means you’re intelligent. Your brain is working fast.”

– Amber Valletta


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