The brain and illusions
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What can illusions teach us about the brain?
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A survey of behavioral finance

The Modern investment theory and its application is predicated on the Efficient Markets Hypothesis (EMH), the assumption that markets fully and instantaneously integrate all available information into market prices.

[Warning: long reference article]

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Second-Guessing One’s Decisions Leads to Unhappiness, Psychology Researcher Finds & The Illusion of control | matetip.com

Second-Guessing One’s Decisions Leads to Unhappiness, Psychology Researcher Finds & The Illusion of control | matetip.com | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

You’re in search of a new coffee maker, and the simple quest becomes, well, an ordeal. After doing copious amounts of research and reading dozens of consumer reviews, you finally make a purchase, only to wonder: “Was this the right choice? Could I do better? What is the return policy?”

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TYWKIWDBI ("Tai-Wiki-Widbee"): Is your behavior controlled by a parasite ?

TYWKIWDBI ("Tai-Wiki-Widbee"): Is your behavior controlled by a parasite ? | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

Starting in the early 1990s, [Jaroslav Flegr] began to suspect that a single-celled parasite in the protozoan family was subtly manipulating his personality, causing him to behave in strange, often self-destructive ways. And if it was messing with his mind, he reasoned, it was probably doing the same to others. The parasite, which is excreted by cats in their feces, is called Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii or Toxo for short) and is the microbe that causes toxoplasmosis—the reason pregnant women are told to avoid cats’ litter boxes.

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