Why UC-Davis’ New Study of Free Will Is Horse Patootie

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Free will, scientists at UC-Davis claim, may be nothing more than the result of background noise in the brain.   A study published in April in the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience purports to show that humans' decisions can be predicted based on patterns of brain activity in the minutes before the choice is placed before them. According to The Independent, The brain has a normal level of so-called background noise; the researchers found that the pattern of activity in the brain in the … [Read more...]

Maslow’s Hierarchy Revisited—Parenthood’s On Top!

Sometimes you just want to roll your eyes and say “Duh!”  A team of researchers at Arizona State University, led by evolutionary psychologist Douglas Kenrick, has noticed that most people really like being parents.  Despite the challenges of child-rearing, Kenrick reported that the warmth, the love, the creativity, the sense of purpose and belonging—all of these factors and more make parenting the most enjoyable of all activities. Kenrick’s team reported this breaking news, … [Read more...]


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