Pragma Synesi – interesting bits

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

The Hidden Sexism of How We Think About Risk

A very convincing argument that risk-taking is more cultural than biological.

The Hidden Sexism of How We Think About Risk

If men take more risks than women, it’s not because of biology.

By Cordelia Fine | May 18, 2017 | Nautilus

June 11, 2017 Posted by | behaviour, evolutionary psychology, psychology, sociology | , , | Leave a comment

Teen brains made for risk

Good article explaining how risky teenage behaviour is not from lack of knowledge, but a different way of evaluating consequences.  From Discover magazine, 2011 March:

The Brain: The Trouble With Teens

Fast driving, drugs, and unsafe sex: The risk-loving behavior of adolescents may result from a neurological gap in the developing brain.

by Carl Zimmer

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October 10, 2011 Posted by | behaviour, brain, evolutionary psychology | , , | Leave a comment