Jonah Lehrer on Yogurt, Gut Feelings and the Mind Body Problem | Head Case
Don’t Blink! The Hazards of Confidence
The Book Bench: Is Self-Knowledge Overrated? When Kahneman put this question to a few hundred physicians, seventy-two per cent chose option A, the safe-and-sure strategy. Most doctors would rather save a certain number of people for sure than risk the possibility that everyone might die.
Willpower - By Roy F. Baumeister and John Tierney - Book Review
Listening to Paul Zak extol the virtues of oxytocin, the "love hormone", is like hearing a preacher sing the praises of the Promised Land. His idea of a harmonious oxytocin-fuelled society is so seductive you find yourself almost praying it were true. At the same time, you cannot help but wonder if it might be an illusion. m.guardian.co.uk
Another long weekend, another personal question: how honest are you? According to the people who study these things, not as much as you think you are. Honestly, folks - it seems you're not as ethical as you think