Tuesday, November 12, 2013

A New Theory on How Your Brain Works

Fascinating article in the Atlantic about how the four different cognitive regions of the brain contribute to personality. It's a little more complex than the System 1 and System 2 set out by Daniel Kahneman, which is reason to both reject and embrace it; I buy the idea that neural function is complicated, but part of me needs a simple, more elegant answer.

Anyway, it's fun, and there's a free personality test.  It would appear that I am a "situational stimulator," which means I plan ahead, but have a hard time adapting on the fly. That doesn't sound quite right, although I need to account for confirmation bias, I suppose.

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