Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Nicholas Humphrey - The Evolved Self-Management System

This is a nice article from Edge . . . . Nicholas Humphrey seeks to explain the placebo effect and "a whole range of other priming effects by invoking the existence of an 'evolved self-management system.'" Geoffrey Miller replies.

Using the placebo effect as a foundation, Humphrey wonders if it is possible to co-opt that system, which is partly based in "permission" given by the cultural environment, to release other capabilities that are generally considered beyond our control.

The Evolved Self-Management System

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