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Wiring the Brain: The genetics of stupidity

Wiring the Brain: The genetics of stupidity | Why we need to change our mind - Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it

What if we’ve been thinking about the genetics of intelligence from completely the wrong angle?

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Why we need to change our mind - Mind (un?)fitting the future
While a lot can be said about the achievements and developments of humanity thus so far, a lot can also be said about the flaws and shortcomings that have arisen along the way. The human brain, the human mind and collectively human nature are products of evolutionary biology and the socio-cultural environment, both processes are relatively slow.
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Find Out Which Cognitive Biases Alter Your Perspective 

Find Out Which Cognitive Biases Alter Your Perspective  | Why we need to change our mind - Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
Cognitive biases can change the way you see everything, and often in a bad way. Fortunately, just becoming aware of your biases can help you overcome them.
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Every Single Cognitive Bias in One Infographic

Every Single Cognitive Bias in One Infographic | Why we need to change our mind - Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
Here's all 188 cognitive biases in existence, grouped by how they impact our thoughts and actions. We also give some specific cognitive bias examples.
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9 Cognitive Biases You Didn't Know You Had

Your dumb brain is playing some truly devious tricks on you. Learn to look out for some of these sneaky, tricksy cognitive biases and it might just change the way you see the world.
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Turns Out Our Biases Really Are Stronger Than Our Ability to Perceive Facts

Turns Out Our Biases Really Are Stronger Than Our Ability to Perceive Facts | Why we need to change our mind - Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it

"..some people won't change their minds, even when the evidence is staring them in the face."


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Yes, personal biases do affect leadership decisions!

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Turns Out Our Biases Really Are Stronger Than Our Ability to Perceive Facts
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We Must Leave The Personal Out Of Bioethics - Conatus News

We Must Leave The Personal Out Of Bioethics - Conatus News | Why we need to change our mind - Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
Bioethics is an emotionally charged topic; we must not let personal anecdotes and feelings get in the way of the potential to eradicate disease.
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We tested an economic theory by trying to buy people's Powerball tickets for much more than they paid

But to really test this, let’s make one choice clearly superior. We went outside and tried to buy lottery tickets from people for more than they paid. The rational choice, in this case, would always be to sell your ticket and buy more tickets or pocket the extra cash and replace your tickets. But people aren’t known to be rational.

Most people refused to sell us their tickets for twice what they paid. They were worried that they might be selling a winning ticket and that decision would be too much to bear.
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Suffering from the post-eclipse blues? Psychology explains why you feel sad after a big event

Suffering from the post-eclipse blues? Psychology explains why you feel sad after a big event | Why we need to change our mind - Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
Some psychologists link this to “the contrast effect,” and it’s a common aspect of unconscious cognitive bias. We’re more liable to judge our current state of being as either better or worse depending on the direct comparison of what came before it. For example, a teacher may grade an average student’s paper more harshly if she reads it after a particularly brilliant essay, or an opera signer’s so-so performance may be perceived as prophetic if he follows an amateur’s aria. This effect is also seen physiologically in visual perception: It’s the reason why colors look different depending on if they’re surrounding by darker or lighter hues.
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Ministry to the whole person but never heard of this diagnosis before the article, Post-Eclipse Blues' how many other health related issues are going undiagnosed or they just have not been worthy of being diagnosed as being a problem because of who has the symptoms.

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Optimism Often Leads People To Inaction, Study Finds

Optimism Often Leads People To Inaction, Study Finds | Why we need to change our mind - Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
“The most interesting aspect of this to me is how robust it is,” says Rogers. “This pattern of findings emerges for an unexpectedly diverse range of preferences, views, and beliefs – and it emerges across cultures. People biasedly believe that others will change in ways that align with their current preferences, views, and beliefs.”
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Periods don't make women irrational, forgetful and incapable of multitasking

Periods don't make women irrational, forgetful and incapable of multitasking | Why we need to change our mind - Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
Contrary to the popular stereotype, periods have no impact on a woman’s ability to make rational decisions, remember things or focus on more than one thing at the same time.
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Is the Reign of Rationalism Headed for History’s Dustbin?

Is the Reign of Rationalism Headed for History’s Dustbin? | Why we need to change our mind - Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it

"History will puzzle over our era’s ruling faith in rationalism. Behavioral economics is shaking that faith but as Nick Romeo notes, Plato described "Cognitive biases" ~24 centuries ago."

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Leah McLaren: Women, beware the post-truth world of woo woo

Leah McLaren: Women, beware the post-truth world of woo woo | Why we need to change our mind - Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
Cognitive bias is, of course, inextricably linked to the placebo effect and, in many ways, explains why it is so powerful and well-documented. Did that acupuncturist really help my shoulder pain in 2004? It seemed like it at the time, but actually, it’s impossible to tell since, a) you can’t prove a counter-factual and, b) the placebo effect is for real.
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Smart People Are Less Able to Detect Their Own Bias -- Evolutionary Psychologist | Evolution News

Smart People Are Less Able to Detect Their Own Bias -- Evolutionary Psychologist | Evolution News | Why we need to change our mind - Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
Richard Dawkins, with no sense of irony, called them “brights.”
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Why Do Smart People Do Foolish Things?

Why Do Smart People Do Foolish Things? | Why we need to change our mind - Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
Is it better to be a critical thinker or to be intelligent? My latest research pitted critical thinking and intelligence against each other to see which was associated with fewer negative life events. People who were strong on either intelligence or critical thinking experienced fewer negative events, but critical thinkers did better.
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Facts Don't Win Fights: Here’s How to Cut Through Confirmation Bias

Facts Don't Win Fights: Here’s How to Cut Through Confirmation Bias | Why we need to change our mind - Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it

If you want someone to see an issue rationally, you just show them the facts, right? No one can refute a fact. Well, brain imaging and psychological studies are showing that, society wide, we may be on the wrong path by holding evidence up as an Ace card. Neuroscientist Tali Sharot and her colleagues have proven that reading the same set of facts polarizes groups of people even further, because of our in-built confirmation biases—something we all fall prey to, equally. In fact, Sharot cites research from Yale University that disproves the idea that the social divisions we are experiencing right now—over climate change, gun control, or vaccines—are somehow the result of an intelligence gap: smart people are just as illogical, and what's more, they are even more skilled at skewing data to align with their beliefs. So if facts aren't the way forward, what is? There is one thing that may help us swap the moral high ground for actual progress: finding common motives. Here, Sharot explains why identifying a shared goal is better than winning a fight.

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Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, September 25, 3:03 PM

Ministry for the whole person knowing how to win even when it look like you lost with man because God has a bigger plan. 

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Molly Crockett on the Science of Morality

Molly Crockett on the Science of Morality | Why we need to change our mind - Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it

"Q: You noted that current environmental factors, in addition to genetics and upbringing, can influence one’s experienced morality. In the context of politics specifically, how significant of a role do greater social trends play in influencing one’s personal morality? 


A: I’m so glad you asked that because it’s something that I’m obsessed with at the moment. I actually have a paper coming out on Monday exploring how social media might influence the experience and expression of moral outrage. So, the idea is that moral emotions evolved in a very particular context, a context of small group interactions. But, with new technologies, the nature of social interaction has dramatically changed. We’re interacting less face-to-face, with much larger groups of people in online social networks. It’s important to ask the question of how the structure of these networks and the nature of the interactions that take place in those networks actually change the relative costs and benefits of moral expression, punishment or empathy. I’m thinking a lot about these questions and we’re planning a lot of research in the lab to try to understand how different components of social interactions that might change when you go from offline to online actually could change the way that people engage morally and ultimately change the way that people form their moral opinions and judgments.@

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The Dangers of Cognitive Bias

The Dangers of Cognitive Bias | Why we need to change our mind - Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
“Your best friends are the ones who give you the most brutal criticism.”
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Analysis | Why we fall for political spin

Analysis | Why we fall for political spin | Why we need to change our mind - Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
Cognitive biases can affect the way we perceive information, sometimes leading to irrational behavior and affecting our decision-making. Politicians, among others, know this and try to use these biases to win favor.
Take this quiz to learn more about these biases and how they might affect you
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Technology Is Biased Too. How Do We Fix It?

Technology Is Biased Too. How Do We Fix It? | Why we need to change our mind - Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
Algorithms were supposed to free us from our unconscious mistakes. But now there’s a new set of problems to solve.
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Study finds women in gender-equal countries have better cognitive skills – here's how to understand it

Study finds women in gender-equal countries have better cognitive skills – here's how to understand it | Why we need to change our mind - Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
Women outperformed men on memory in gender-egalitarian countries such as Sweden, Denmark, The Netherlands, the US and most European countries. However, in Ghana, India, China, South Africa and some more gender-traditional European countries (such as Russia, Portugal, Greece and Spain) the pattern reversed. Women in these countries performed worse than men – which was exactly what the researchers had predicted. Interestingly, men in egalitarian countries also scored better than men in conservative countries (but not by as much).
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Gender specific toys: do you stereotype children? - BBC News

Gender specific toys: do you stereotype children? - BBC News | Why we need to change our mind - Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
The toys children play with have an impact not only on how they see themselves and on what skills they learn, but also on how their brains physically develop.
Some psychologists argue that this helps to explain why certain professions are so male-dominated. An increasing number of parents and carers now say they try to avoid gender-stereotyped play.
As this experiment shows, though, it’s not always easy to overcome your own prejudices.
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Get ready for serious games that improve your judgment

Get ready for serious games that improve your judgment | Why we need to change our mind - Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
For years, video games have provided useful imitations of real-world scenarios. From flight simulations to military training, video games offer a low-risk environment to develop necessary experience. Now, a recent government intelligence program has taken that a step further, creating video games to improve cognitive skills.
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What People See in This Picture of a Garage Door Shows Why the Brain Is Flawed

What People See in This Picture of a Garage Door Shows Why the Brain Is Flawed | Why we need to change our mind - Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
Redditors argued over whether a shadow on a garage door was John Rambo or a bear playing a flute. But really, it was confirmation bias at work.
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Dan Ariely: Artificial intelligence can amplify our mistakes or optimize our behavior

Dan Ariely: Artificial intelligence can amplify our mistakes or optimize our behavior | Why we need to change our mind - Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
OKAPI Conversations with Dan Ariely on the future of business decision making: Part 1 Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become one of the hottest
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