Does memory Serve?

How can two people, using the same facts, arrive at different decisions? Because you can't always believe what you think, says Len Williamson. Cognitive-based interventions, however, can help us achieve better outcomes David Bohm1 argues that our thoughts are a reflex just like the knee jerk that follows the doctor's rubber hammer. External stimulus is the hammer, our senses the knee and the thought we have, the reflex. Libet2 presents evidence to show that our conscious thoughts are a post-event rationalisation of what occurred, with the decision...

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