Why your brain contradicts itself

 

Why your brain contradicts itself

Why your brain contradicts itself

A particular theory of the mind may help explain why so many reasonable people are given to contradicting themselves in such obvious ways, seeing eye-to-eye with science when it comes to brushing their teeth but not on the topic of evolution, for example. Called compartmentalization, the theory goes that the mind is a veritable iPhone, loaded with apps to suit many different purposes. Each app is a different module: “The module that leads us to crave sweet and fatty foods in the short term is in conflict with the module that monitors our body image and health in the long term.”