Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Stumbling on Happiness
by Dan Gilbert (Knopf 2006)
frontal lobes = anticipation and planning for the future
subjectivity. each person’s subjective experience is uniquely their own.
happiness (emotional, moral, and judgemental)
Zappa: writing about music is like dancing about architecture …
happiness — an experience, not the events leading to it — differentiate between cause and event
remembering differences is very difficult: candid camera — switching people in the middle of a conversation can generally be undetected …
card tricks - remembering color swatchs - memory of description of event, rather than the specific details of events

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