Pragma Synesi – interesting bits

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

Selfish reason to donate blood

Compelling evidence that iron may affect your health, depending on your genes. Simplest way to remedy is to donate blood.

Iron Is the New Cholesterol

Elevated iron is at the center of a web of disease stretching from cancer to diabetes.

By Clayton Dalton | December 20, 2018 | Nautilus

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January 1, 2019 Posted by | health, nutrition | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tribalism is preventing us from making informed decisions

Article from The Economist describes recent experiments that shed light on how humans stick to beliefs despite all evidence to the contrary.

The partisan brain: What psychology experiments tell you about why people deny facts

The Economist | Dec 8th 2018

Many of us will pay money to avoid points of view that differ from our own

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January 1, 2019 Posted by | behaviour, decision making, evolutionary psychology, politics, psychology | , | Leave a comment