Insufficient Brain Engineering
David Linden Keynotes - Keynotes by David Linden discuss how the human brain and body react pleasurably to uncertain and...
The David Linden Brain Engineering Speech Explains Our Messy Nature
However, Linden is quick to mention that the brain is not the most effectively constructed. In fact, he refers to the evolution process itself as a “tinkerer” rather than an engineer. This means that it focuses on solving problems as they come, rather than looking at all possible contingencies for the most effective composition. The brain is ultimately more of a mess than one might initially think, especially considering the fact that we possess two visual and two audio systems (unconscious and conscious.) However, this does not mean that it does not function well; it merely means that not everything is necessarily adaptive or useful, and that our brains are receptive to cultural and behavioral impact.