May 31st, 2006

Dream of Bingo

neuropsychological maunderings: debugging decisions

Had a thought about an idea I've run across now and again. The notion is that, when you do a brain scan of people making decisions, they make them much too rapidly to be using conscious reasoning, so what we usually think of as "reasoning" is actually just "rationalization" of a decision that's already been made by the rest of the brain.

I'm sure the research is sound, but that interpretation of it is just absurd.

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