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The Modular Theory of the Mind
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the module theory of the         
various modules that can take                of the mind and body for at least awhile
if there are modules, this would help explain how the mind could operate effectively without there being a single unified          in control
there are a number of command modules and they take turns running the         
               State University
"The Rational         " (2013)
modular view of the mind
when it comes to our              behavior, we are pretty much always under the influence of one of seven modules that Kenrick calls subselves
suggests that there is a main self
but this is not what Kenrick meant to convey by the term
there's not a module that acts as controlling CEO
these modules are all like                secretaries
the seven modules
seven main kinds of                      that our ancestors had to meet in order to get their genes into the next generation
1. self-protection
the ability to fend off         
2.          attraction
find someone with whom to mate
3. mate                   
protection, companionship, and further mating
4. affiliation
making                       , cementing alliances
5. kin care
taking care of other people who share your           
6. status
show you are someone who is worthy within your           
7.                avoidance
stay away from people and things which may make you ill
seeks to explain in                          terms why
is an explanation which attempts to explain the division of              labor
enables us to get a handle of looking at module models of the mind
whichever module is most highly                    by information in the environment will tend to become dominant for a period of time
is someone is running toward you waving a machete saying he is going to kill you, your self-                     module would become high active, dominant, and then controlling your behavior
how much value is added when we talk in terms of modules
we already know that          makes people run away
it enables us to talk of human behavior in a way that is more based on the                  reality of the brain
what does it mean that one module is currently in             
experiment: created two advertisements of a museum with two different taglines
1. "visited by over a                people each year"
2. "           out from the crowd"
changed the appeal of the                by changing which module was in charge at that moment
showed scenes from the movie "The Shining"
more inclined to visit the museum when seeing the ad with the tagline "visited by over a million people each year"
fear module is activated and there is              in numbers
showed scenes from a                  movie "Before Sunrise"
more inclined to visit the museum when seeing the ad with the tagline "stand out from the           "
when we are in                    mode, we are trying to stand out from other people
afterwards showed ad to             
asked how inclined they would be to visit the museum
one would think that which tagline one would be more influenced by would be a matter of one's personality, not the                  mode they are in
                       generally think this way, viewing different ads as appealing to different kind of people
this experiment showed that it was more based on the                that was dominant at the moment
experiment: time-discounting rate
inter-temporal utility function
your willingness to forgo              in the short term for greater reward in the future
e.g. you can have 10 dollars today or 15 dollars in a month
how you answer questions of this kind determine what your time-discount rate is
                     have long said that people have different rates
but they also have stated that a single person's time-discount rate will remain the same
experiments have shown this to be otherwise
Margo              and Martin Daly
showed picture of                      women to men
showed other men pictures of less attractive women, men, or cars
the men who saw the pictures of attractive women were then more inclined to want their money                       
the mind module explanation is that when the courting module is activated, it wants to have all its resources there to attract the mate
there doesn't seem to be anything                    going on here, e.g. that they want to impress the picture
it's just that their minds have the a specific mode activated
but a mere picture of a women                  this response
reminds us that we were designed by natural selection for an environment that is different than the current environment
throughout                   , we didn't have cameras so if we saw an attractive, potential mate, then there was an attractive potential mate there, and our minds still react in this way
high school males
filled out survey about career                       
some filled it out in a room full of males
some filled it out in a room with males and females
more inclined to have higher career aspirations
in particular making money was important
it's doubtful that this was some kind of                  change
their minds were being prepared for a kind of self-                          
they were preparing themselves if they got the chance to talk to the females in the room
it doesn't seem to be conscious                  as it was clear that the females were not going to see their surveys
the participants were told not to talk to each other
these two experiments were also performed on females
the effect in question was        found in females
in an evolutionary view of sexual                     , there will be some differences between men and women
Naturalistic Buddhism
Feelings and Illusions
The First Two Noble Truths
Buddhism as Rebellion Against Natural Selection's Agenda
The Eightfold Path and the Matrix
Mindful Meditation
The Default Mode Network
The Evolution and Purpose of Feelings
Anātman: Buddha's Concept of the Not-Self
The Five Aggregates and the Non-Self
Left Brain, Right Brain, and The Self
Delusions of the Self
What Mental Modules Are Not
The Modular Theory of the Mind
Modular Theory of Mind and the Non-Self
Mind Modularity, Cravings, and Self Control
The Experience of the Not-Self
The Exterior Version of the Non-Self