The next scientific revolution

The Guardian asks leading scientist to gaze into their crystal balls and ruminate on the next scientific revolution. V S Ramachandran, the neuroscientist, comes up with my favourite quote:

“The next revolution will be understanding the organ that made all the previous revolutions possible. Your mind, your ambitions, your love life, even what you regard as yourself, all of it is the activity of little wisps of jelly in your head. Once we figure out the code, that’s going to be a big revolution and another humbling experience. The ultimate triumph of the human mind is to understand what the mind is.”

> From The Guardian

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Published: 10 February 2005

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