Questionable Motives

June 15, 2010

Why are we willing to deceive ourselves?

Filed under: belief,Neuroscience,TED — tildeb @ 10:51 am

Michael Shermer talks about belief and how the brain prepares us for patterns and agency. The final few minutes has a very funny video.

TED video here

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