The mind and the body, according to neuroscience, and how that affects thought

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“one reason big ideas are influential and enduring is because they fit with the structure and function of the human brain”.

Eastern and Western Brains

When asked about their competence, 94% of American professors claimed they were ‘better than average’ — a sign of self-inflation

“Big ideas seem to have migrated until they found populations with the right neurochemistry to make them sticky”

Brain and body

Inspired by Matthew d. Lieberman’s “What makes ideas sticky” from “What’s next? Dispatches on the future of science” 2009

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