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Saturday, September 6, 2008

Reward-based Brain Conditioning

Interesting summary article here indicating associated learning at a subliminal level through conditioning in the human brain, and pointing to the striatum (a very primitive brain structure) as the possible source of "gut instinct." At the end they even idly speculate that schizophrenics might actually have more "highly developed intuition" than normal people. It would appear that "behaviorism" is not as dead over in Europe (where study was done), as some think it is in the U.S.

Journal citation here.

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