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Hearts and minds

As we learn more about how brains work, traditional views can be called into question. Recent research indicates that (at least some) decision-making processes are “prepared” by the brain unconsciously several seconds before there is an awareness of having come to a decision.

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A strong influence on the weak mind

The willful manipulation of an audience in propaganda and debate is a depressing fact of life to me.

I am interested in full understanding of an issue; best gained by rational discourse, scientific inquiry, and criticism. I am also a fairly rabid supporter of freedom of expression. I am most strongly an advocate of critical . . . → Read More: A strong influence on the weak mind