Welcome to the future of understanding with Dr. Shai Azoulai

Cognitive Neuroscience

Cognitive neuroscience is the science of understanding the connection between the biology of our brain and our ability to think.

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Sensation is process our nervous system uses to gather information from the world around us. For example when hair cells in our ears vibrate due to changes in air pressure.

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Perception is the process that our minds use to make sense of the information collected from our senses. Such as using the signal sent from a vibrating hair cell to allow us hear something.

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My name is Dr. Shai Azoulai. I am a cognitive neuroscientist who specializes in perception, and for most of my life I have been fascinated by one question. 

What does it mean to deeply understand something?

I found it intriguing that this seemingly simple question often touches on complex topics across many different disciplines including biology, information theory & consciousness.

As I pursued an answer I earned PhDs in both Cognitive Science & Psychology as well as a BS in Computer Science that focused on Artificial Intelligence.

While I certainly don’t have all of the answers, I do have a strong desire to share what I’ve learned along the way.

My hope is that this can act as a starting point for anyone seeking to gain a better understanding of themselves, their mind, and how they make sense of the world around them.