65 Neuroscience Quotes On Success In Life

These neuroscience quotes will inspire you. Neuroscience (or neurobiology) is the scientific study of the nervous system.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging neuroscience quotes, neuroscience sayings, and neuroscience proverbs.

Best Neuroscience Quotes

  1. “Daniel Dennett is our best current philosopher. He is the next Bertrand Russell. Unlike traditional philosophers, Dan is a student of neuroscience, linguistics, artificial intelligence, computer science, and psychology. He’s redefining and reforming the role of the philosopher.” ~ Marvin Minsky
  2. “If I want to know how we learn and remember and represent the world, I will go to psychology and neuroscience. If I want to know where values come from, I will go to evolutionary biology and neuroscience and psychology, just as Aristotle and Hume would have, were they alive.” ~ Patricia Churchland
  3. “The Neurosciences do not exist exclusively to understand man’s nature. They also serve a social function, such as in the treatment of the cerebral diseases or when helping us to have a more pleasant and constructive life. It is a thing that one could explore well.” ~ Rodolfo Llinas
  4. “What would be the use of a neuroscience that cannot tell us anything about love?” ~ John Zachary Young

  5. “Exciting discoveries in neuroscience are allowing us to fit educational methods to new understandings of how the brain develops.” ~ John Katzman
  6. “As modern-day neuroscience tells us, we are never in touch with the present, because neural information-processing itself takes time. Signals take time to travel from your sensory organs along the multiple neuronal pathways in your body to your brain, and they take time to be processed and transformed into objects, scenes, and complex situations. So, strictly speaking, what you are experiencing as the present moment is actually the past.” ~ Thomas Metzinger
  7. “I see psychoanalysis, art and biology ultimately coming together, just like cognitive psychology and neuroscience have merged.” ~ Eric Kandel
  8. “One of the difficulties in understanding the brain is that it is like nothing so much as a lump of porridge.” ~ Richard Gregory

  9. “Make sure to immediately write down any impressions you receive. Intuitive impressions are often subtle and therefore ‘evaporate’ very quickly, so make sure to capture them in writing as soon as possible. Recent research in neuroscience indicates that an intuitive insight – or any new idea – not captured within 37 seconds is likely never to be recalled again. In 7 minutes, it’s gone forever. As my buddy Mark Victor Hansen likes to say, ‘As soon as you think it, ink it!'” ~ Jack Canfield
  10. “The Holy Grail of neuroscience has been to understand how and where information is encoded in the brain.” ~ Thomas R. Insel
  11. “Actually, I think my view is compatible with much of the work going on now in neuroscience and psychology, where people are studying the relationship of consciousness to neural and cognitive processes without really trying to reduce it to those processes.” ~ David Chalmers , Consciousness neuroscience quotes
  12. “If you want to know how to please a woman, just talk to a neuroscience major from Columbia.” ~ Bob Dylan

  13. “Anyway, there is a lot of really interesting work going on in the neuroscience and psychology of consciousness, and I would love to see philosophers become more closely involved with this.” ~ David Chalmers
  14. “The brain is a tissue. It is a complicated, intricately woven tissue, like nothing else we know of in the universe, but it is composed of cells, as any tissue is. They are, to be sure, highly specialized cells, but they function according to the laws that govern any other cells. Their electrical and chemical signals can be detected, recorded and interpreted and their chemicals can be identified; the connections that constitute the brain’s woven feltwork can be mapped. In short, the brain can be studied, just as the kidney can.” ~ David H. Hubel
  15. “Neuroscience over the next 50 years is going to introduce things that are mind-blowing.” ~ David Eagleman
  16. “Brain: an apparatus with which we think we think.” ~ Ambrose Bierce

  17. “The neuroscience area – which is absolutely in its infancy – is much more important than genetics.” ~ Leon Kass
  18. “Within psychology and neuroscience, some new and rigorous experimental paradigms for studying consciousness have helped it begin to overcome the stigma that has been attached to the topic for most of this century.” ~ David Chalmers
  19. “More may have been learned about the brain and the mind in the 1990s – the so-called decade of the brain – than during the entire previous history of psychology and neuroscience.” ~ Antonio Damasio
  20. “Genetics is crude, but neuroscience goes directly to work on the brain, and the mind follows.” ~ Leon Kass

  21. “When it comes to exploring the mind in the framework of cognitive neuroscience, the maximal yield of data comes from integrating what a person experiences – the first person – with what the measurements show – the third person.” ~ Daniel Goleman
  22. “Neuroscience is by far the most exciting branch of science because the brain is the most fascinating object in the universe. Every human brain is different – the brain makes each human unique and defines who he or she is.” ~ Stanley B. Prusiner
  23. “The brain is the organ of destiny. It holds within its humming mechanism secrets that will determine the future of the human race.” ~ Wilder Penfield
  24. “There is no scientific study more vital to man than the study of his own brain. Our entire view of the universe depends on it.” ~ Francis Crick

  25. “The reason a person is a republican is because something is wrong with them. Again, that’s science – that’s neuroscience. You cannot be well adjusted, open-minded, pluralistic, enlightened and be a republican.” ~ Janeane Garofalo
  26. “The elegant study… is consistent with the themes of modern cognitive neuroscience . Every aspect of thought and emotion is rooted in brain structure and function, including many psychological disorders and, presumably, genius. The study confirms that the brain is a modular system comprising multiple intelligences, mostly nonverbal.” ~ Steven Pinker
  27. “From my studies of genetics and neuroscience I have come to believe that people fall into four broad personality types – each influenced by a different brain chemical: I call them the Explorer, Builder, Director, and Negotiator.” ~ Helen Fisher
  28. “As Siri says, who is deeply involved with neuroscience, emotion consolidates memory, and I think that’s true.” ~ Paul Auster

  29. “I always wanted to be a scientist, I always thought I’d be a scientist, that was the narrative I was carrying around. I worked in a neuroscience lab as an undergraduate and then after, almost five years in total, but I realized I just wasn’t good at science. I didn’t have the discipline for it.” ~ Jonah Lehrer
  30. “There’s a lot of neuroscience now raising the question, ‘Is all the intelligence in the human body in the brain?’, and they’re finding out that, no, it’s not like that. The body has intelligence itself, and we’re much more of an organic creature in that way.” ~ Joel Kinnaman
  31. “Metaphor isn’t just a fancy turn of speech. It shapes our thoughts and feelings, reaches out to grasp new experience, and even binds our five disparate senses. James Geary’s fascinating and utterly readable I is an Other brings the news on metaphor from literature and economics, from neuroscience and politics, illuminating topics from consumer behavior to autism spectrum disorders to the evolution of language. As a writer, as a teacher, and as someone just plain fascinated by how our minds work, I’ve been waiting years for exactly this book.” ~ James Richardson , Behavioral neuroscience quotes
  32. “In school, I studied psychology, linguistics, neuroscience. I understand that there is a real lack of respect for the brain.” ~ Aloe Blacc

  33. “Although many philosophers used to dismiss the relevance of neuroscience on grounds that what mattered was the software, not the hardware, increasingly philosophers have come to recognize that understanding how the brain works is essential to understanding the mind.” ~ Patricia Churchland
  34. “The first thing I became interested in in terms of ‘Brain Storm’ was neuroscience, and that is like saying you’re interested in the universe. So ultimately I knew if I was going to handle this in a fictional format, I would have to take a subsection of neuroscience, and that turned out to be the use of neuroscience in criminal courts.” ~ Richard Dooling
  35. “I would say to anybody who thinks that all the problems in philosophy can be translated into empirically verifiable answers – whether it be a Lawrence Krauss thinking that physics is rendering philosophy obsolete or a Sam Harris thinking that neuroscience is rendering moral philosophy obsolete – that it takes an awful lot of philosophy – philosophy of science in the first case, moral philosophy in the second – even to demonstrate the relevance of these empirical sciences.” ~ Rebecca Goldstein
  36. “The neuroscience of consciousness is not going to stop in its tracks because some philosophers guesses that project cannot be productive.” ~ Patricia Churchland

  37. “We want lifelong good health and an end to fearing the aging process. By combining the fruits of modern neuroscience and timeless wisdom, you can achieve those goals. That is what your brain is designed for. The key is realizing that you are the user of your brain.” ~ Deepak Chopra
  38. “It is especially important for managers to know about, neuroplasticity, the greatest discovery in neuroscience in the past 20 years. It refers to the fact that the brain is remarkably plastic. It can grow and change for the better throughout life. In fact, “plastic” denotes the brain’s ability to grow and change throughout life.” ~ Edward Hallowell
  39. “Although a lot of my work on the mind has been rather abstract and philosophical, I’m interested in psychology and neuroscience and I don’t think there are any principled distinctions between the kind of knowledge we get from science and the knowledge we get from philosophy.” ~ Tim Crane
  40. “I have a neuroscience background – that’s what my doctorate is in – and I was trained to study hormones of attachment, so I definitely feel my parenting is informed by that.” ~ Mayim Bialik

  41. “Well, my parents originally wanted me to become a doctor – that’s why I was in school; I was pre-med, and I graduated with a degree in psychology and a concentration in neuroscience. Really, the plan was for me to go to med school.” ~ Steven Yeun
  42. “I can be a bit of a science geek. I tend more towards reading about brain science, neuroscience. I was an English major, so I love discussing possibilities and alternate theories. Aside from the science aspect of it, the philosophical possibilities are so interesting.” ~ William Mapother
  43. “What Warcollier demonstrated is compatible with what modern cognitive neuroscience has learned about how visual images are constructed by the brain. It implies that telepathic perceptions bubble up into awareness from the unconscious and are probably processed in the brain in the same way that we generate images in dreams. And thus telepathic “images” are far less certain than sensory-driven images and subject to distortion.” ~ Dean Radin
  44. “I can be a bit of a science geek. I tend more towards reading about brain science, neuroscience.” ~ William Mapother

  45. “I’m enormously interested to see where neuroscience can take us in understanding these complexities of the human brain and how it works, but I do think there may be limits in terms of what science can tell us about what does good and evil mean anyway, and what are those concepts about?” ~ Francis Collins
  46. “If we dedicate a certain amount of time each day to cultivating compassion or any other positive quality, we are likely to attain results, just like when we train the body… Meditation consists of familiarizing ourselves with a new way of being, of managing our thoughts and the way we perceive the world. Through the recent advances in neuroscience it is now possible to evaluate these methods and to verify their impact on the brain and body.” ~ Matthieu Ricard
  47. “People try to apply directly results from the cognitive neurosciences directly to classroom practice and I have to tell you I am very skeptical about the exercise. We don’t know very much about how the brain works – we don’t even know how you remember to write your name.” ~ John Medina
  48. “Neuroscience has proven that similar areas of the brain are activated both in the person who suffers and in the one who feels empathy. Thus empathic suffering is a true experience of suffering.” ~ Matthieu Ricard

  49. “Barry L. Jacobs and colleagues from the neuroscience program at Princeton University showed that when mice ran every day on an exercise wheel, they developed more brain cells and they learned faster than sedentary controls. I believe in mice.” ~ Bernd Heinrich
  50. “I spent so much of my life reading about spirituality and reading about neuroscience and trying different meditation practices. It’s a really big part of my life. But it’s sometimes hard to talk about. There are so many people in the world who don’t live in Southern California and don’t spend their time meditating.” ~ Moby
  51. “Advertisers are not thinking radically enough – they look for technology to lead instead of trying the neuroscience approach and thinking about what parts of the brain haven’t been activated before. These new experiences bring new capabilities to the brain.” ~ Jaron Lanier
  52. “When I read philosophy or neuroscience papers about consciousness, I don’t get the sense we’re any closer to understanding it than we were 50 years ago.” ~ Stuart J. Russell

  53. “For the last century of neuroscience, lots of people have tried to control neurons using all sorts of different technologies – pharmacology (drugs), electrical pulses, and so on. But none of these technologies are precise. With optogenetics, we can aim light at a single cell, or a set of cells, and turn just that set of cells on or off.” ~ Edward Boyden
  54. “I wondered if there was a way to teach people how to use their imaginations in prayer and worship. So I began reading books on cognitive therapy and neuroscience and started studying the devotional traditions of the church.” ~ Gregory A. Boyd

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