Molding reality so that it’s palatable

You & Your Brain – Julian Keenan
06.01.2014
http://www.ttbook.org/book/you-your-brain-julian-keenan

http://www.ttbook.org/book/transcript/transcript-you-your-brain

It turns out that even the most basic things we believe about ourselves are often wrong.
Neuroscientist Julian Keenan says it has to do with how the brain works.
He’s the author of the “Face in the Mirror: How We Know Who We Are.”

Cartesian Theater,”the idea that there’s someone inside my head looking at someone inside my head who’s looking at someone inside my head and you keep going in that circle.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cartesian_theater

one of the key components of the self is molding reality not so that it’s real but so that it’s palatable.

theory of mind
you can think about what I’m thinking about what you’re thinking about my thinking.
We can go back and forth with this like cognitive gymnastics where we get into each other’s minds.
related:
https://franzcalvo.wordpress.com/2015/01/04/they-dont-know-that-we-know-they-know-we-know
http://www.ted.com/talks/rebecca_saxe_how_brains_make_moral_judgments

more on depression and reality:
https://franzcalvo.wordpress.com/2013/12/27/the-optimism-bias

more on memory and time travel:
https://franzcalvo.wordpress.com/2013/07/31/the-most-powerful-form-of-time-travel-is-memory

related:
https://franzcalvo.wordpress.com/2013/02/07/focus-on-memory-memory-and-law-what-can-cognitive-neuroscience-contribute

related:
http://www.npr.org/2014/08/30/343676703/the-other-rock-history

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