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1. It's hard to understand that intentionally see and hear the world inaccurately .... If we try to get out of danger, why is it inaccurate judgement?
2. Is "looming" in "auditory looming" a noun or adjective? Is "danger" omitted in between like "auditory danger looming"? Is this badly written?
3.What does "subself" mean? Is it a philosophical term?
34)Like many errors and biases that seem irrational on the surface, auditory looming turns out, on closer examination, to be pretty smart. Animals like rhesus monkeys have evolved the same bias. This intentional error functions as an advance warning system, manned by the self-protection subself, providing individuals with a margin of safety when they are confronted with potentially dangerous approaching objects. If you spot a rhinoceros or hear an avalanche speeding toward you, auditory looming will motivate you to jump out of the way now rather than wait until the last second. The evolutionary benefits of immediately getting out of the way of approaching dangers were so strong that natural selection endowed us―and other mammals―with brains that intentionally see and hear the world inaccurately . Although this kind of bias might inhibit economically rational judgment in laboratory tasks, it leads us to behave in a deeply rational manner in the real world. Being accurate is not always smart.
Last edited by keannu; 28-Dec-2013 at 07:19.
Is "danger" omitted in "auditory looming (danger)"? Is "looming" an adjective or a noun?