Thursday, March 29, 2007
Why the Human Brain Is a Poor Judge of Risk
The human brain is a fascinating organ, but it’s an absolute mess. Because it has evolved over millions of years, there are all sorts of processes jumbled together rather than logically organized. Some of the processes are optimized for only certain kinds of situations, while others don’t work as well as they could. There’s some duplication of effort, and even some conflicting brain processes.
Posted by Tom Beckman on 03/29 at 08:49 AM
Amygdala • Brain • Emotions • Psychology • (0) Comments • Permalink
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