My brain is a controlling jerk

1. Dec 16, 2011

Does this happen to anyone else?

2. Dec 16, 2011

D H

Staff Emeritus
Think of it as prep for the rest of your life.

Your boss asks you how to solve some trivial problem and you just go all dumb?

The most incredibly attractive, most intelligent member of the opposite sex makes a blatant proposal that just goes zing! right over your head?

3. Dec 16, 2011

micromass

Staff Emeritus
I don't get it. Why does that make your brain into $\frac{da}{dt}$??

Please do not send me hate mail about how lame my jokes are.

4. Dec 16, 2011

jhae2.718

:rofl:

5. Dec 16, 2011

rhody

Dem,

Yep, in college a number of times, textbook recommendations are here and reasons you may blank out are here.

Rhody...

6. Dec 16, 2011

SW VandeCarr

It's because you have two brains, and in right handed people the left "brain" (hemisphere) is dominant. This makes the right "brain" jealous and rebellious and it's constantly plotting against what the left brain is trying to do.

Don't take this too seriously, but:

http://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/article.aspx?articleid=115958 [Broken]

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7. Dec 16, 2011

I love your humor and jokes! Sometimes I'm not smart enough to understand them right away.

8. Dec 16, 2011

Staff: Mentor

That's a fine looking brain.

9. Dec 16, 2011

Staff: Mentor

Brains. Can't live without them. Can't live with them. :yuck:

(If I had a nickel for every time a student asked me a question in class and I couldn't come up with an answer until ten minutes after class...)

10. Dec 16, 2011

Ivan Seeking

Staff Emeritus
Lots of people... probably most people at one time or another.

For me the trick is to stay 100% focused on one thing at a time.

11. Dec 17, 2011

S_Happens

I walked out of my Statics final a few days ago with LOTS of time to spare. I finished in 1 hour out of 3, looked over everything for a 20 min, then left.

Me- "Man, I feel great about that final. I'm glad I got out early too."

Brain- "What about the friction on the bottom of that wedge?"

Me- "D'oh. Why didn't you say something?"

Brain- "Me? Oh, I'm too shy to say anything in class."