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The brain and illusions
What can illusions teach us about the brain?
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Hurry up and wait

Hurry up and wait | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
On a hot summer evening in 2006, and over the next few days, Hollywood star Mel Gibson did several things that were impulsive. If he’d given himself a moment, and thought about it, he wouldn’t have had that first drink.
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Do good things come to those who wait? - Telegraph

Do good things come to those who wait? - Telegraph | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Academics have come up with a new twist on the adage 'more haste, less speed' – speedy decisions can ruin careers, lose money and cost lives...
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Will powers success

Will powers success | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

Do you go for hot, quick kicks or hold out for slow-cooked, simmered down but potentially sweeter satisfaction? Managing temptation and learning to wield willpower has been a very human battle and the subject of moral debate since the dawn of man, woman and bodily delights.
This is because self-control is one of our greatest weaknesses. It is something we struggle with strenuously - up to four hours a day according to the latest research. But, it is also one of our greatest virtues.

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