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F-16 : The Frontal Cortex

March 31, 2009

it takes the inherent messiness of life – the stochasticity of gene expression, the randomness of jumping genes, the unpredictable oscillations of neurons, etc. – and argues that this messiness has a profound purpose: It is what keeps us aware and wary, alert to our innate imperfections

via F-16 : The Frontal Cortex.

*snicker* So, this would be why intelligent introverts have high rates of neuroticism or depression? We’re alert to our innate imperfections?  Or maybe more alert/wary of ourselves, because we’re introspective? Or we’re just more messy than most?


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