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Weekly Links: 17 Dec 2007

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  • Functional Neuroimaging of Belief, Disbelief, and Uncertainty—Sam Harris provides research indicating that our discernment between truth and falsehood may have more to do with the primitive brain than with higher brain functions.
  • My Favorite Experiments: Bransford and Johnson—Chris explains a more modern theory of memory that makes more sense to me than the simplistic video-camera model that I’ve held for most of my life.
  • Remember This—National Geographic also delves into human memory with fascinating case studies of a 41-year-old woman who remembers every day of her life since age 11 and another man who remembers only “his most recent thought”.
  • The Situation of Ideology – Part II—The Situationist describes how our situation influences our political ideology.


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