The brain and illusions
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What can illusions teach us about the brain?
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What Happens to the Brain During Cognitive Dissonance?

What Happens to the Brain During Cognitive Dissonance? | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

Cognitive dissonance is that uncomfortable feeling you get when you try to maintain two or more inconsistent beliefs at the same time or when you believe one thing but act in a contradictory way

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I've always thought that cognitive dissonance is holding onto a belief despite overwhelming contradictory evidence.  This article is worth a read because it outlines some of the basic neuroscience behind the condition.

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How old brain functions constrain modern features of economies | OAC Press

How old brain functions constrain modern features of economies | OAC Press | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

Long article on goodness knows what, but if you go to part 5, you can read about an interesting area called 'the money illusion'

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