Arxiu de la categoria: Cervell i política

Temes polítics tractats de del punt de vista de la neurociència cognitiva.

Nepotisme i evolució: corrupció?

Kin selection is the evolutionary basis for a set of behaviors that may eventually produce political corruption. It does not mean that corruption should be considered socially acceptable. The well-known phenomenon of nepotism has deep roots in our tendency to … Continua llegint

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Tenim cervells del paleolític?

Have we stopped evolving? If human brains have not evolved since 10.000 years ago, are they fit enough to cope with contemporary stress sources? Is our current social life understandable for those hunter-and-gatherer brains? And, the other way around, can … Continua llegint

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The right way to be wrong

El pensament humà és una eina sofisticada, que ha evolucionat per tal de trobar la veritat i abominar de l’error? Ens proporciona alguna garantia que les conclusions a què arribem tenen una elevada probabilitat de ser correctes?  Tal com ho … Continua llegint

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Factors que influencien el vot

“Speech is a mirror of the soul as a man speaks, so is he”. Publilius Syrus Men with lower-pitched voices are found to be more dominant and attractive than are men with higher-pitched voices. Since it may be adaptive for … Continua llegint

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Poden guanyar un debat tots els candidats alhora?

After a public election debate surveys often indicate multiple winners. How is this possible if everyone has been watching the very same debate? What makes each participant‘s supporters believe it is their candidate who has emerged victorious? The study of … Continua llegint

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Evolutionary value of superstitions

El pensament supersticiós és la tendència a establir falses relacions (no existents, realment) entre una causa i un efecte. Com és que en plena època d’esplendor del pensament científic, encara hi ha tants milions d’humans que són profundament supersticiosos?  Quins … Continua llegint

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