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Steven Novella

Data de nascimento: 29. Julho 1964

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Steven P. Novella é um neurologista e professor assistente na Escola de Medicina da Universidade de Yale. Ele é mais conhecido pelo seu envolvimento no movimento cético.

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„The inability to explain something doesn't mean that it is inexplicable.“

—  Steven Novella
Context: The inability to explain something doesn't mean that it is inexplicable. … Always consider the simplest things first. … The inability to explain it doesn't mean that it has to be something fantastical or alien, or that it's unexplainable. SGU, Podcast #145, April 30th, 2008 http://www.theskepticsguide.org/podcast/sgu/145

„In fact, there are many altered brain states where people may have a very vivid experience, or at least a vivid memory of their experience, precisely because they have impaired brain function.“

—  Steven Novella
Context: In fact, there are many altered brain states where people may have a very vivid experience, or at least a vivid memory of their experience, precisely because they have impaired brain function. When you start dropping some of the higher brain functions out of the loop, like reality testing and things like that, … things can seem hyper-real. That could actually be a sign of brain dysfunction. It's similar to … somebody who is stoned thinking that they are really profound. SGU, Podcast #326, October 15th, 2011 http://www.theskepticsguide.org/podcast/sgu/326

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„It's similar to … somebody who is stoned thinking that they are really profound.“

—  Steven Novella
Context: In fact, there are many altered brain states where people may have a very vivid experience, or at least a vivid memory of their experience, precisely because they have impaired brain function. When you start dropping some of the higher brain functions out of the loop, like reality testing and things like that, … things can seem hyper-real. That could actually be a sign of brain dysfunction. It's similar to … somebody who is stoned thinking that they are really profound. SGU, Podcast #326, October 15th, 2011 http://www.theskepticsguide.org/podcast/sgu/326

„We will make virtual brains. … We will be able to create consciousness without really ever understanding it.“

—  Steven Novella
SGU, Podcast #405 – April 20th, 2013 http://www.theskepticsguide.org/podcast/sgu/405

„Ignorance is a low-energy state. It takes constant vigilance and work to climb out of it.“

—  Steven Novella
SGU, Podcast #352 – April 14th, 2012 http://www.theskepticsguide.org/podcast/sgu/352

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„I think science is best taught as a puzzle to be solved.“

—  Steven Novella
SGU, Podcast #187, February 11th, 2009 http://www.theskepticsguide.org/podcast/sgu/187

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„I think the Internet is the biggest classroom we have.“

—  Steven Novella
The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe, Podcast #47 – June 14th, 2006 http://www.theskepticsguide.org/podcast/sgu/47

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