Your brain on walking

brainI know we’re in the early days of of neuroscience and we shouldn’t get too excited about MRI scans. But this little image, from this article, caught my eye.

I think most people at meetings spend way too much time sitting, with the illusion that somehow being seated (especially at a big table) constitutes serious work. It feels like a kind of workaholism to me.

I’d link this to this research which dramatises how easily the rational functions of our brain get tired. I think the gist of Kahneman’s work suggests we then start making stuff up to cover the fact that our chimp brains are kicking in. We’re more like Homer than Mr Spock, but we may think otherwise.

Hat tip: This tweet from @brainpicker

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