Pragma Synesi – interesting bits

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

The Virus That Could Be Making You Dumber

This is just really weird.

The Virus That Could Be Making You Dumber

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November 14, 2014 Posted by | brain, health | , , , , | Leave a comment

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 Often Do Stupid Things

Trying to explain the plentiful financial screw-ups that recently have come to light. From Benefits Canada:

Deconstructing “Stupidity”: Why Smart People Often Do Stupid Things

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December 24, 2008 Posted by | behaviour, economics, investing | , | 3 Comments