Monthly Archives: June 2010

Paul Bloom: Pleasure is a by-product

Many significant human pleasures are universal,” Bloom writes. “But they are not biological adaptations. They are byproducts of mental systems that have evolved for other purposes.” Evolutionary psychologists like Bloom are fond of explaining perplexing psychological attributes this way. These traits emerged, the argument goes, as accidental accompaniments to other traits that help us survive…

Get inside mind-bloggers’ heads with this interview series

Jesse Bering of Bering in Mind — already posted Anthony Risser of Brain blog. (coming soon) David DiSalvo of Brain spin and Neuronarrative. (coming soon) Petra Boynton of Dr Petra. (coming soon) Vaughan Bell of Mind Hacks. (coming soon) Mo Costandi of Neurophilosphy. (coming soon) David Dobbs of Neuron Culture. (coming soon) Neuroskeptic of Neuroskeptic. (coming soon) Hesitant Iconoclast of Neurowhoa! (coming soon) Dave Munger of Research Blogging and Cognitive Daily. (coming soon) Wray Herbert of We’re Only Human & Full Frontal Psychology. (coming soon) If you know even some of these blogs, you know this promises a rich series.