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>Subject: RE: Hijacking the Brain Circuits With a Nickel Slot Machine
>Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2002 12:59:22 -0000
>This is a jackpot article. Wasn't Phillip trying to say something not
>unlike this a while ago?
>Anyway, the idea that many of our "choices" are possibly a product not of
>choice but of a kind of procedural memory is fascinating.
>What of the consequences for the memes in minds/arefacts debate?
A lot of our choices and the way of making choices are programmed into us in
the early years of childhood. Most of the choices we make each day are
automatic because of this. You don't have to choose which toothpaste you
are going to use each morning. That choice was made long ago. My choice of
breakfast is based on what I liked when I was a kid and that's why I choose
toast, bacon and eggs and my wife chooses seaweed, rice and pickles. The
circumstances of where we currently live can drive us to make new choices,
but for the most part we go with what we know.
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