Is the brain really like a smart phone?
The whole concept – How your brain is like a smart phone – sounds pretty strange but then again most of our emotions are recycled emotions inlearnt from previous experiences. It must mean we run our lives more or less like applications where emotions can be compared to a programming language. How many people really make an effort at changing wrongly programmed behaviour? I think, most of us prefer to blame someone else because it is easier and then we can dismiss the whole episode and move on to the next thing. When I say wrongly programmed behaviour, I mean more specifically if someone says something like: I think the lecture or conversation remained on the surface of the issue. And the other person thinks that he/she is being criticised for being superficial and all over sudden get very defensive. A typical misunderstanding.
He compares the brain to a computer where we have several applications open at the same time. For some reason the comparison does not feel fluid or intuitive enough for me but nevertheless it’s an interesting idea and the book seems interesting too.