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The brain and illusions
What can illusions teach us about the brain?
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The optimism bias

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For all of life's flintier times, overall we're a bubbly bunch. In fact, neuroscience and social science suggest we're more optimistic than realistic.
Gerald Carey's insight:

A little fluffy. Go to the original sources e.g. Harvard and draw your own conclusions.

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Sweat Science » Can you trust your own judgment about health/fitness?

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Just wanted to highlight a book excerpt that ran in the New York Times Magazine over the weekend, from Nobel Prize-winning psychologist Daniel Kahneman’s forthcoming book “Thinking, Fast and Slow.” It’s about our general tendency to place great faith in our own explanations for things, regardless of whether the facts bear them out.

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