“When you get up in the morning, you do not think about triangles and squares and these similes that psychologists have been using for the past 100 years.
You think about status. You think about where you are in relation to your peers. You’re thinking about your spouse, about your kids, about your boss. Ninety-nine percent of your time is spent thinking about other people’s thoughts about you, their intentions, and all this kind of stuff. So sorting all that out, how we navigate this complex social world, there’s going to be a neuroscience to it, and I think it’s going to be very powerful.”
Fra video med Tom Wolfe og Michael Gazzaniga omkring status, fri vilje og neurovidenskab (oprindeligt spottet via Mindhack bloggens). Den er også transkriberet og kan læses så man lettere fanger alle pointerne.
Gazzaniga udtaler, at han tror, at neurovidenskaben de næste 20 år vil fokusere på at studere sociale processer mellem mennesker – og har ovenstående spændende pointe (side 5).