A reader asks: Which side of my brain should I use for investing? Archer replies: In Isaac Asimov’s Foundation trilogy civilization has progressed to the point that it can accurately forecast human behavior, at least on the galactic level. In this fantastical world sociology is finally a “real” science, but now it’s called “psychohistory.” We’re not there yet.
And then there is the default mode network, that defeating thinking that brings all your biases, insecurities, and shame into the investment equation makes it all the harder. Bring on the shrooms!