8 Common Mistakes in How Our Brains Think and How to Prevent Them | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Get ready to have your mind blown:


1. We surround ourselves with information that matches our beliefs


2. We believe in the “swimmer’s body” illusion


3. We worry about things we’ve already lost


4. We incorrectly predict odds


5. We rationalize purchases we don’t want


6. We make decisions based on the anchoring effect


7. We believe our memories more than facts


8. We pay more attention to stereotypes than we think

Via Jim Manske, Alessandro Cerboni, Philippe Vallat