Posts tagged with ‘brain’
Being honest, even when it may be advantageous to lie, takes more self-control. Those were the findings of a new study led by Ming Hsu of UC Berkeley. They linked damage to the brain’s prefrontal cortex, a region that controls impulses, to an inability to control self-interests.
Hsu says the study involved a money-splitting game between participants with damage to their prefrontal region and those with healthy brains.
So, you tell them either option A is better than option B for you or option B is better than option A for you. So essentially this will be like saying, car A is really good for you, even though when I know car B is really the better one for you. What we found is that people who don’t have damage to this brain region are willing to sacrifice quite a bit of material interest in order to not have to be dishonest.
This research supports the hypothesis that humans are inherently self-interested.
People like economists and behavioral ecologists have long argued that self-interest is the basic impulses of human behavior.
¿Hablas otro idioma? Parlez-vous une autre langue? Сколько языков Вы знаете? Do you speak another language? If so, there are benefits that go beyond communication skills …
Why do some memories stick out more than others? And we’re not just talking about the dramatic wedding day-type of reminiscences - but rather, those ordinary moments that comprise an otherwise forgettable day. Totally burned in our memory. Was it something we ate that day? A particular sensory effect?
Fake pizza, real brain. From the office of a UC San Francisco neuroscientist.