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Feeling better about practice: the peak-end rule

Kahneman and Tversky, in their many studies of cognitive biases, discovered the “peak-end rule”: our emotional memories off experiences are disproportionately affected by the end of the experience. For example, they had subjects submerge their hands in painfully cold water for 30 seconds, then another time but with an additional 15 seconds added, but at […]

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Why music?

The Economist recently published an article summarizing scientific research into why humans so universally engage in composing and performing music.  Is it natural selection, or group selection?  An accident that has been elaborated as an invention?

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