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Our Minds, Ourselves: A Brief History of Psychology

by Keith Oatley,
Psychology Today, June 11, 2018

The human brain contains at least 86 billion neurons. Each brain neuron, on average, connects with 7,000 other neurons. Little wonder, then, that scientists often compare the brain to a supercomputer. That said, psychologists and neuroscientists are just beginning to understand how the brain regulates sensations, movement, memory, emotions, and cognition.


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