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February 5, 2009 NailingEdit
- book: "How We Decide"
- wrote a book ab out neuroscience of decision-making, which is just a fancy way of saying rock, paper scissors
- emotional brain: generates gut (truth)
- rational brain: pre-frontal (fact)
- the emotional side doesn't have to listen to you
- humans love being certain
- filter the world to confirm
- not being certain is not comforting
- preconceived notions
- conservatives watch FOX
- liberals watch MSNBC
- shut-ins watch CNN
- gut takes in more than we are aware of
- gut is prescient
- can we tailor our thoughts or can our thoughts tailor us
- for Plato, he said: rational charioteers
- today we say "elephants"
- elephants can be hooked up to chariots
- every time Dr. Colbert makes a rational decision he gets angry with himself
- grocery shopping can be confusing
- pure rationality is a disease
- Meta Cognition
- thinking about thinking
- emotional brain has questions too
- how dare you?
- where do get off?
- who are you looking at?