My brain is a controlling jerk

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Does this happen to anyone else?

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D H
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Does this happen to anyone else?
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?

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.

jhae2.718
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Please do not send me hate mail about how lame my jokes are.
:rofl:

rhody
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Does this happen to anyone else?
Dem,

Yep, in college a number of times, textbook recommendations are here and reasons you may blank out are here.
These negative emotions can lead test takers to feel overwhelmed. When that happens, anxiety creates a kind of "noise" or mental static in the brain that blocks our ability to retrieve what's stored in memory, and it also greatly impairs our ability to comprehend and reason.
Are you buying this ?

Rhody...

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

Evo
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That's a fine looking brain.

jtbell
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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...)

Ivan Seeking
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Does this happen to anyone else?
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.

S_Happens
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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."