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How To Train The Brain To Make Better Decisions

How To Train The Brain To Make Better Decisions

I have just finished reading an excellent book “How We Decide” by Jonah Lehrer

The book explains the neuroscience of decision making and how our two brains; the logical and emotional brain, compete and work together when making chooses. 1,151 more words


The Week in Ethics: The Way Forward from Public Shaming

Students in a middle school painted words important to them on rocks placed under a tree. “Patience,” “courage,” “strength,” and “peace” were scattered under the limbs. 713 more words

Ethical Behavior

Book Review: So You've Been Publicly Shamed

non-fiction written by Jon Ronson

A timely subject given the unmediated power of social media, a survey of some of the ways the shame monster breathes its foul breath upon our lives. 578 more words


Assignment 4: Languages of Light

We are asked to revisit one of the exercises on daylight, artificial light or studio light from Part Four (4.2, 4.3 or 4.4) and prepare it for formal assignment submission: We must c… 1,216 more words


YOCR #9 - Disappointed with Imagine

I finished reading “Imagine: How Creativity Works” by Jonah Lehrer last night. This is one of the books on my Year of Creative Reading list and I really, really wanted to wholeheartedly love it, but I can’t. 476 more words


Connecting People in Little Falls

Back in February I wrote a post discussing how difficult it is to have a social life in Little Falls, MN. The city seems to have been designed to keep people apart, with the best gathering places being Walmart and Coborn’s. 457 more words

Little Falls MN

Imagine: How Creativity works by Jonah Lehrer

Lehrer has written a better summary of this book, in his Coda, than I could ever do. He maintains we are a privileged society because we know how the brain and society works. 325 more words