Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Top ten myths about the brain
This Fascinating article in the Smithsonian Magazine debunks the top ten myths about the human brain. The most fascinating part, for me, was on happiness and how we don't actually know what will make us happy. It turns out that we overestimate how much happiness we get from leisure time and underestimate how much we get from social relationships.
When it comes to this complex, highly resilient, malleable organ, things are never as they seem. But really - isn't all of life an illusion?