Pinpointing the brain’s arbitrator: Reliability weighed before brain centers given control

amanimal called my attention to this fascinating article, which has a bearing on yesterday's and many other posts I've made about brain processing. We tend to be creatures of habit. In fact, the human brain has a learning system that is devoted to guiding us through routine, or habitual, behaviors. At the same time, the … Continue reading Pinpointing the brain’s arbitrator: Reliability weighed before brain centers given control

The War on Reason – Paul Bloom – The Atlantic

Paul Bloom has an interesting article at the The Atlantic, much of which I agree with. Aristotle’s definition of man as a rational animal has recently taken quite a beating. Part of the attack comes from neuroscience. Pretty, multicolored fMRI maps make clear that our mental lives can be observed in the activity of our neurons, … Continue reading The War on Reason – Paul Bloom – The Atlantic