Neuroscience Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old neuroscience quotes, neuroscience sayings, and neuroscience proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

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

Neuroscience is a baby science, a mere century old, and our scientific understanding of the brain is nowhere near where we'd like it to be. We know more about the moons of Jupiter than what is inside of our skulls.     

Matt Haig

Neuroscience is exciting. Understanding how thoughts work, how connections are made, how the memory works, how we process information, how information is stored - it's all fascinating.     

Lisa Randall

There are things that neuroscience is useful for in terms of understanding behavior, but there are also things it is not all that useful for, like understanding the nuances of our reactions to poetry.     

Alissa Quart

The neuroscience of consciousness is not going to stop in its tracks because some philosophers guesses that project cannot be productive.     

Patricia Churchland

Exciting discoveries in neuroscience are allowing us to fit educational methods to new understandings of how the brain develops.     

John Katzman

Cognitive neuroscience is entering an exciting era in which new technologies and ideas are making it possible to study the neural basis of cognition, perception, memory and emotion at the level of networks of interacting neurons, the level at which we believe many of the important operations of the brain take place.      

John O'Keefe

The Holy Grail of neuroscience has been to understand how and where information is encoded in the brain.     

Thomas R. Insel

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

Genetics is crude, but neuroscience goes directly to work on the brain, and the mind follows.     

Leon Kass

The neuroscience area - which is absolutely in its infancy - is much more important than genetics.     

Leon Kass

Neuroscience is now a very important research area in biology. We are now understanding a lot more about brains in babies, as well as children and adults.     

Robert Winston

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