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Psychologist Robert Kurzban says we need to rethink our understanding of the brain as the center of a unified self. When we contradict ourselves, we then say that we are deceiving ourselves or being hypocritical. But, argues Kurzban, there is no self. The brain is like a set of computer programs and in some cases it needs to contradict itself. That, he says, is an evolutionary adaption. He will be speaking this Thursday at UNLV's University Forum.
 
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Robert Kurzban, Professor of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania
 
 
 

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