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The Brain of an Iconoclast

14th Oct 2008 posted in General

What makes Warren Buffett’s brain different?

I just got done talking to Greg Berns, a neuroeconomist at Emory University Medical Center. Fascinating guy, and he has a new book out called Iconoclast: A Neuroscientist Reveals How to Think Differently. Worth a look. And by the way, when are we going to get some neuroeconomists working for the government—or for cable TV? These people understand how the brain makes decisions in times of anxiety. Turns out to be very different from what we might expect… More on that coming soon.