Use of the term “Science” is just a journalistic and pop culture way of referring to what scientists do. In fact, there is no uniform behaviors in scientists. What we are always referring to is actual studies and data that follow accepted principals of behavior…to wit… investigations limited to the real world, the formation of […]
“discovery of a new neural circuit in the brain that directly links the site of fear memory with an area of the brainstem that controls behavior.” = fear memories trigger fight, flight, freeze instantly…..no time to think, feel, decide, etc. esp no “cognition.”
Women suffer a 50-percent reduction in the so-called serotonin function in their brain after four years of excessive drinking, while men show the same amount of damage after 12 years of alcohol abuse,
A new study correlating brain activity with how people make decisions suggests that when individuals engage in risky behavior, such as drunk driving or unsafe sex, it’s probably not because their brains’ desire systems are too active, but because their self-control systems are not active enough.
We don’t think anybody is perfectly rational, and there’s no reason to think the poor are terribly pathological or unusual in any special way. What if we just think about them as confused and biased, as we all are, and that when you make those mistakes in the context of poverty, the consequences are much […]