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Nicholas Clifton

Neuroscientist at The University of Exeter, UK

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Joined 5 May 2024
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Your brain does not process information and it is not a computer | Aeon Essays

Aeon
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Evidence
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Balance
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Clarity

This is certainly an interesting read, and does a clever job of painting a picture of the brain's activity, and its relevance to memory storage, to readers.

There are lots of some quality sources of evidence used, although much of it sampled from anecdotes or general interest books instead of peer-reviewed research articles.

The evidence used to draw conclusions is not completely balanced across research perspectives, and those conclusions are exaggerated at the start of the article in stating that the brain does not store or process information. The mechanisms underlying these functions are a key current topic of interest for many neuroscientists and their hypotheses on the subject do differ.

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What is gene-edited food and is it safe to eat?

BBC News
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Evidence
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Balance
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Clarity

The article addresses an important issue which often raises public concerns due to the unfamiliarity and historical associations of genetic alterations, particularly when they relate to something so critical to our health - i.e. food.

The article does not sufficiently explain the advantages of gene editing. The brief explanations of different types of DNA alterations are confusing, poorly evidenced and add little to the story.

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