Getting a grip on the brain's alarm system
by Jeff Wise
The Grandeur of Delusion
Fooling yourself is a survival strategy
Published on March 8, 2013 by Jeff Wise in Extreme Fear
"Psychologists define “delusion” as a manifestly absurd belief held in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary, specifically as a symptom of a disorder like schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. But we’re all delusional to some degree. In fact, a certain amount of delusion may be essential for our mental health."