We often think of science as an objective endeavor, in which scientists make discoveries, presenting theories and laws based on systematic observation and facts. It sounds like scientists, then, rarely disagree. In this TED Talk, Michael Molina discusses science as a messier process. Here’s a description of the talk:
There are over 40 theories that attempt to explain the phenomenon of déjà vu. Michael Molina explains how neuroimaging and cognitive psychology have narrowed down the theories that could explain that feeling you’re having…again.
Use this Ted Talk in 260, 264, or 266 to talk about how complex topics, such as deja vu, are defined and to think about how we evaluate and judge those definitions.