Pragma Synesi – interesting bits

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

It’s ok to be irrational — as long as you know it

Would we make better decisions if we knew we are acting on the same decision-making principles as slime molds? The article below argues yes.

Yes, You’re Irrational, and Yes, That’s OK

By David Berreby | February 26, 2015 | Nautilus

The insight that will save you from being manipulated. Continue reading

October 2, 2015 Posted by | behaviour, decision making, economics, evolutionary psychology | , , , , | Leave a comment

Manipulating your mind with music

Scary — as we are getting better at quantifying the cognitive ramifications of unpacked melodic compounds, we are giving to business better tools with which to manipulate us (see my previous blog on how music can spur you to spend more).

Music Changes the Way You Think

Different music encourages different frames of mind

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October 2, 2014 Posted by | behaviour | , , , | Leave a comment