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    • How Our Stone Age Brain Deceives Us Every Day (and What We Can Do About It)
    • By: Ronald Giphart, Mark van Vugt
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Our brains evolved to solve the survival problems of our Stone Age ancestors, so when faced with modern-day situations that are less extreme, they often encounter a mismatch. Our primitive brains put us on the wrong foot by responding to stimuli that - in prehistoric times - would have prompted behaviour that was beneficial. If you've ever felt an anxious fight-or-flight response to a presenting at a board meeting, equivalent to facing imminent death by sabre-toothed tiger, then you have experienced a mismatch.

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