Pragma Synesi – interesting bits

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

Practice your willpower

It turns out willpower is something that can improve with practice. No wonder religions have rituals that force you to do the homework…

From Time.com, February 23, 2012:

Religion

Lent and the Science of Self-Denial

The hidden health benefits of religious rituals that require willpower

By Jeffrey Kluger
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February 23, 2012 Posted by | behaviour, brain, religion | , , , | Leave a comment

The science of religion

The science of religion

Mar 19th 2008
From The Economist print edition

Science and religion have often been at loggerheads. Now the former has decided to resolve the problem by trying to explain the existence of the latter
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April 21, 2008 Posted by | anthropology, behaviour, brain, economics, evolutionary psychology, religion | , , | Leave a comment