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Robert M. Sapolsky / Hoping against hope is what we humans do

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Posted: Saturday, April 5, 2014 12:01 am

The defining feature of human brains is the size and complexity of the cortex, which provides the underpinnings of rationality for our actions. But just because we have more developed cortexes doesn't mean we are always rational decision-makers. We humans constantly find ourselves loving the wrong person, buying things we don't have the money for and believing that fad diets consisting of nothing but sundaes will work.

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