Pragma Synesi – interesting bits

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

Stupidity: What makes people do dumb things

Quite an eye opener… excellent article from New Scientist:

Stupidity: What makes people do dumb things

Sally Adee | 01 April 2013 | New Scientist issue 2910

Human intelligence varies astonishingly. Why didn’t evolution make us all geniuses, and why do even those with high IQ act like fools?

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June 14, 2014 Posted by | behaviour, brain, decision making, psychology | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Why Smart People Do Stupid Things

…or why people are irrational.  A must read. From the University of Toronto magazine:

Why Smart People Do Stupid Things

By Kurt Kleiner | Feature, Summer 2009

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August 3, 2009 Posted by | behaviour, brain, decision making, emotions, psychology | , , , , , | Leave a comment