Just whining about being old
But when we get hyperpolarised MRI working we'll revolutionise the whole field of cognitive science by tracking individual cells and specific chemical uptake within the brain.
Or at least, that's what I tell the people who are paying for it.
It really is an amazing tool, if you understand the limits of it. I've seen studies on depression, that show (in conjunction with normal cat and mri) that the hypothalamus is smaller in some 75% of depressive people, and that "anti depressants" will increase the size of it. (Meditation actually does the same thing, surprisingly).
I also like watching the differences seen, somewhat regularly, between people who are reading a text, people who are asked to make something up, people who are asked to relate a true story as far as they know it, and people who are asked to solve math or logical problems and "talk" at the same time.
Those are some amazing things. so prelimiary, of course, but it does show that different parts of the brain assist in each of those different activities. ie "talking" is not just one part of the brain, and "thinking" can engage a whole host of differences across the "type" of thinking.
I would like to see a really trust worthy study of how women and men's brains work. I do think we are biologically different in the head, just cause the hormones running in our body HAVE to do something, even if a tiny something.