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January 24, 2006

Now I Understand...

Michael Mandel

In the science section of today's New York Times, there's an article which informs us that

there are flares of activity in the brain's pleasure centers when unwelcome information is being rejected.

"Everything we know about cognition suggests that, when faced with a contradiction, we use the rational regions of our brain to think about it, but that was not the case here," said Dr. Drew Westen, a psychologist at Emory.

This explains a lot.

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