Pragma Synesi – interesting bits

Compendium of interesting bits I come across, with an occasional IMHO

Dumb tricks your mind plays

Blame it on evolution — we’re not perfect! Some quotes from the article:

“Our brains have evolved to live in the moment…”

“Most pleasure springs from the ancestral, reflexive system…”

“Thinking of the brain’s pleasure system as a kluge…”


The mind plays tricks – very dumb tricks
A new book argues that evolution is far from perfect: What makes the human brain wonderful also makes it an error-prone mess

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May 16, 2008 Posted by | behaviour, brain, decision making, evolution, evolutionary psychology, neuroeconomics | , | Leave a comment

Your face tells about your sexual behaviour

It seems your sexual behaviour is present in your face, for all to see. I guess “she looks like a slut” means she is one…

Here for a ring? Or just a fling?

Hot for a one-night stand? Longing for a lifetime of monogamous love? Your romantic intentions may be written all over your face, new research has found

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May 16, 2008 Posted by | anthropology, behaviour | , , , , | Leave a comment