Amazing Brain Science: You Have Cognitive Biases

By ETR | October 20, 2014

Do you have a sense of your biases and the ways they influence your thoughts and actions? There’s a good chance you’re less aware than you think you are.

 

A wonderful range of influences filters the way we experience and interpret what’s going on around us. Are we tired or hungry? What information do we hear first? Who said it? Who agreed? What are our pre-existing expectations?

These experiences create cognitive biases that lead to some undeniably irrational beliefs, statements and actions. Take a look at this list of 58 common biases that are working this very moment in your own mind and the minds of those around you. You may still engage in the occasional irrational action, but you feel much better informed about why!

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