From: Matt Mahoney (email@example.com)
Date: Sun Mar 08 2009 - 11:00:47 MDT
The human brain computes probability based on a model that assumes that memories accurately reflect the past and that the past predicts the future. Suppose you are given a choice of (A) being tortured, and then having the memory of the torture erased, or (B) not being tortured, but then having a false memory of torture programmed into your brain. Our model says that after many trials you will consistently choose (A) even if you prefer not to be tortured.
-- Matt Mahoney, firstname.lastname@example.org
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