Friday, January 18, 2008
Would I Know Me If I Met Me?
One of the reasons why cognitive science generally and the tech advances within it today have such potential to revolutionize not just law and corr sent is that we have built most of our cultures on theories of free will and consciousness that just aren’t standing up to reality. Here’s an excellent post linking you to and summarizing some of the better recent studies in the area. (h/t Mind Hacks) Prepare yourself to be weirded out for the rest of the weekend. Some Guinness will take care of that, though, but don’t worry. It’s good for you.