Pragma Synesi – interesting bits

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

How to disagree (according to science)

Good, to the point advice.

How to Politely Disagree, According to Science

Michelle Kinder | Jan 27, 2017 | Time magazine

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February 7, 2017 Posted by | behaviour, psychology | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Altruist and psychopaths

Altruist and psychopaths — did you ever think they were opposites? From The Economist, Sep 20th 2014:

Right on!

Self-sacrifice, it seems, is the biological opposite of psychopathy

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December 25, 2014 Posted by | behaviour, brain | , , , , | Leave a comment

Urban brains behave differently from rural ones

Urban brains are more anxiety ridden than rural ones.  And your brain reacts differently whether you were brought up in an urban or in a rural setting.  From The Economist, June 25th, 2011:

Mental well-being: A New York state of mind

Urban brains behave differently from rural ones

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September 1, 2011 Posted by | behaviour, brain | , , , , , , | Leave a comment