Perhaps one reason we do complicated things naïvely is that we do not notice when circumstances change. Perhaps many of our maladaptive feelings are ones we formed for a different world. Is canalaization an important concept for meditation?
- The Canal Papers - by Scott Alexander about Carhart-Harris et al. (2023)
- Trapped Priors As A Basic Problem Of Rationality. TODO: raid for refs, and then talk about this in the context of interpersonal dynamics. NB I think this phenomenon is interesting but I wish he did not use sloppy Bayesian terminology in this case; it sounds like he is talking about an excessively tight prior, but the dynamics of this case diverge in substantive ways from a direct Bayesian update with an excessively tight prior. One would need some more complicated structure to explain the observation, such as a hierarchical model incorporating observation reliability, or an action-observation loop.
- What is Love? Neural Annealing in the Presence of an Intentional Object | Qualia Computing
- Motivated Reasoning As Mis-applied Reinforcement Learning
- Jiminy Cricket Must Die
- DRMacIver’s Notebook: Emotional reactions as legacy code
- DRMacIver’s Notebook: Your emotions are valid but probably wrong
- The Replacing Guilt series
See also the problem of growing up.