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…

Useful and Harmful Jargon

Jargon is useful to some, confusing to others. At its best, jargon is a simple technical term that a group uses among themselves to quickly communicate a complex concept. Thus, jargon is useful to those who understand the complexity behind the term, but it’s generally confusing to those without that background knowledge. At its worst,…