Originally posted by sonhouse
Now it's the old dualism of the mind thing, trying to force yet more religous based crap on science.
Conscious thought which uses one area of the brain, depending on the task, distracts whatever thoughts create the OCD and prevents neurons firing in other regions of the brain. I'm sure its more complex than how I've described, but I don't see how they reach their conclusions of the mind and brain being a separate entity (i.e the duality).
Seems like its all brain to me.....
Bringing science to the masses is one of the greatest challenges I think currently faces 'science'. Read any journal and you will note that to understand most articles you need a damn good knowledge surrounding the subject, and we are all guilty of this, I mean try and dumb down an article for publication (it wont get published)..... its unfortunately elitism that drags us down. Even New Scientist, which does a good job at dumbing things down is still beyond the understanding of most outside of a science background.
Communcation is a key skill in science and pitching everything at the right level is something we should all aim for.
A little rant I know, which can largely be ignored :-)