Links of interest:
The Belief Engine by James Alcock — A nice look at the confabulation powers of the brain which lead to bias and irrationality.
Inducing Disbelief in Free Will Alters Brain Correlates of Preconscious Motor Preparation — Your belief in free will influences voluntary control over movement. More evidence that abstract beliefs and psychological framing have a real impact.
How to Keep Catastrophic Thoughts from Killing You by Joe Robinson — More on overriding the built-in stress response with psychotherapy methods. This has obvious applications for “overtraining”.
Brains manufacture beliefs and beliefs generate physiological responses.