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Collected firings on the brains of “cognitive lawyers”

My initial forays were in 2006 (See my post of Feb. 15, 2006 with 15 references in nine categories; and May 30, 2006 and three references cited.). Since then many more posts have set out ideas about how our brains operate and the consequences for lawyers.

A few blog posts have delved into the methods by which researchers have come to understand more about how we think (See my post of Aug. 19, 2007 #2 on TMS.).

Most of the posts have to do with how lawyers think (See my posts of July 10, 2007 on our penchant for generalities and conclusory statements; April 17, 2006 on our proclivity to confirm what we believe; Nov. 22, 2007 about sad moods as conducive to thinking; Dec. 5, 2007 on metabolic differences in cognition and behavior; June 27, 2007 #3 on fat and fast thinking; April 27, 2006 on CLE and brain longevity; and June 7, 2006 on attention density.).

A few concern what goes on upstairs when we make decision (See my posts of June 11, 2007 on leanings toward name-brand firms; April 19, 2006 on our hardwired attraction to systems over personal interaction; Jan. 20, 2006 on cognitive style differences; and July 18, 2006 on gender/style differences.).

Some posts refer to drugs that enhance mental performance (See my posts of Feb. 7, 2007 about modafinil to boost concentration; Aug. 19, 2007 #3 on yohimbine to enhance memory; and March 23, 2006 on pharmacology.).

Some make points about the connection between our cognitive apparatus and our moods (See my posts of March 23, 2006 on neurophysiology and happiness;

Others touch on our brains in terms of interaction with other people (See my posts of Aug. 20, 2006 on neuro-economics; April 13, 2007 #3 on cooperation; and May 30, 2006 on neuroscience and leadership.).

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