Limits of Understanding

What's the Big Idea?

via bigthink.com

A great quote from the cognitive researcher interviewed in this article: "We can study cars and all their physical relationships and know exactly how they work. It in no way prepares us to understand traffic when they all get together and start interacting."
Co-opted: "We can understand leptin and calories and exactly how they work, but in no way does it prepare us to understand how people decide to lose weight."