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    • The Elephant in the Brain

    • Hidden Motives in Everyday Life
    • By: Kevin Simler, Robin Hanson
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Human beings are primates, and primates are political animals. Our brains, therefore, are designed not just to hunt and gather but also to help us get ahead socially, often via deception and self-deception. But while we may be self-interested schemers, we benefit by pretending otherwise. The less we know about our own ugly motives, the better - and thus, we don't like to talk, or even think, about the extent of our selfishness. This is "the elephant in the brain". 

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    • Signalling and self-deception explained

    • By Burger Flipper on 10-02-18

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