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

Sleep loss produces false memories

It seems false memories are formed at the time of recall, which has interesting potential consequences for using sleep deprivation as an interrogation technique.

And chalk one up for coffee for the sleep deprived.

Sleep loss produces false memories

But caffeine helps to boost accurate recall

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July 15, 2008 Posted by | behaviour, brain | , , , , , | Leave a comment