Fading Memories

Folks tend to worry about memory loss. Our worry escalates when we do such things as lose keys, forget names when making introductions, or remember the principal item that sparked the shopping trip just as we arrive home. We’re mostly focused on the future, but memory connects us to our past. It provided the information…

Our Continuous Search for Fairness

The intense furor surrounding the ballot count in the recent presidential election underscores the importance of trust and fairness in human life. We became an interdependent social species because (1) our immature birth brain requires an extended dependent development and (2) our large capacity for autobiographical memory allows us to compute and remember reciprocal behaviors.…

We Have Two Brain Systems!

We constantly confront dangers and opportunities related to our need to survive and reproduce. Many folks believe that our brain processes all the recognition and response functions that are required for our survival and a qualitative life. It’s a bit more complicated than that. We actually have two separate but functionally related recognition/response systems. Our…