Pragma Synesi – interesting bits

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

Dumb tricks your mind plays

Blame it on evolution — we’re not perfect! Some quotes from the article:

“Our brains have evolved to live in the moment…”

“Most pleasure springs from the ancestral, reflexive system…”

“Thinking of the brain’s pleasure system as a kluge…”

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NEUROSCIENCE: A WORK IN PROGRESS
The mind plays tricks – very dumb tricks
A new book argues that evolution is far from perfect: What makes the human brain wonderful also makes it an error-prone mess

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May 16, 2008 Posted by | behaviour, brain, decision making, evolution, evolutionary psychology, neuroeconomics | , | Leave a comment