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A note for Lesson no. 1, "You Have One Brain (Not Three)," in Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain by Lisa Feldman Barrett.
Some context from page 26 is:

Perhaps rationality is better defined in terms of the brain’s most important job: body budgeting...

A relevant reference is:

  • Theriault et al,[1] which is a commentary on a target article by Lieder & Griffiths.[2]


  1. Theriault, Jordan, Matt Coleman, Mallory J. Feldman, Joseph D. Fridman, Eli Sennesh, Lisa Feldman Barrett, and Karen S. Quigley. 2020. "Beginning With Biology: 'Aspects of Cognition' Exist in the Service of the Brain's Overall Function as a Resource-Regulator." Behavioral and Brain Sciences 43: E26.
  2. Lieder, Falk, and Thomas L. Griffiths. 2019. "Resource-Rational Analysis: Understanding Human Cognition as the Optimal Use of Limited Computational Resources." Behavioral and Brain Sciences 43: e1.