Pragma Synesi – interesting bits

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

Why is the brain prone to florid forms of confabulation?

Did you ever wonder why people fall for ads? or conmen?  Read the article below.

Why is the brain prone to florid forms of confabulation?

Jules Montague | 17 April, 2017 | aeon

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May 14, 2017 Posted by | brain, evolutionary psychology, psychology | , , | Leave a comment

The “Interpreter” in Your Head Spins Stories to Make Sense of the World

Tantalizing excerpt from the book Who’s in Charge? Free Will and the Science of the Brain, by Michael Gazzaniga.  Published August 1, 2012 on Discover.com — more of similar stories in their special issue The Brain, which you can preview and buy here.

The “Interpreter” in Your Head Spins Stories to Make Sense of the World

Our left hemisphere tweaks 
the facts and allows us to feel like we’re 
in charge, experiments with 
split-brain patients reveal.


by Michael S. Gazzaniga

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August 6, 2012 Posted by | behaviour, brain, decision making | , , , | Leave a comment