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Posted by: Michael Mandel on January 24
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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