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Human extinction warning from Oxford

Human extinction warning from Oxford | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
What are the greatest global threats to the future of humanity? An international team from Oxford University's Future of Humanity Institute is investigating the biggest dangers.
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Mind (un?)fitting the future
Humanity needs a new design and architecture of mind to fit the future
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Technology Is Biased Too. How Do We Fix It?

Technology Is Biased Too. How Do We Fix It? | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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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VR/AR May Help Physicians Overcome Cognitive Biases To Admitting Errors | MedicalResearch.com

VR/AR May Help Physicians Overcome Cognitive Biases To Admitting Errors | MedicalResearch.com | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Jason Han, MD Resident, Cardiothoracic Surgery Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania MedicalResearch.com: What is
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One Third of Americans Prefer a Software Robot Over a Human Boss

One Third of Americans Prefer a Software Robot Over a Human Boss | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
37 percent of Americans in the study agreed that an unbiased computer program “would be more trustworthy and ethical than my current workplace leaders and managers.” Following up on that, 38 percent “would prefer my job performance to be assessed by an unbiased computer program rather than by human managers.”
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How Do Cognitive Biases Affect Your Decisions?

How Do Cognitive Biases Affect Your Decisions? | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
An infographic explains 20 common cognitive biases that affect our everyday decisions.
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When Is Ignorance Bliss?

On the one hand, this intuition has a logical sheen. It’s not that ignorance is bliss—it’s just better than knowing that life can be shitty and full of suffering. Knowing exactly how we’ll suffer might only make it worse. The same principle also applies to the good stuff: we think we'll be less happy if we know about our happiness in advance. Life is like a joke—it's not so funny if we get the punchline first.
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Why did people assume an Asian woman was the nanny? - BBC News

Why did people assume an Asian woman was the nanny? - BBC News | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
Conscious - or unconscious bias, does happen sometimes
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Opinion: When good advice is best ignored - People Management Magazine Online

Ultimately, the key is for us to develop awareness of our inner mental and emotional dynamics, taking full responsibility for our own decision-making process. The more we strengthen this faculty, the less prone we are to our own and others’ cognitive bias, misplaced advice, flawed instinct and fear.
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Thinking with Guts vs. Brains: What is Confirmation Bias?

Thinking with Guts vs. Brains: What is Confirmation Bias? | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
Why do you believe the things that you believe? We like to think that our beliefs are our own, formed from our unique, individual experiences, informed by our own logic, devoid of outside bias. But &…
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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 | 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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Optimism Often Leads People To Inaction, Study Finds

Optimism Often Leads People To Inaction, Study Finds | 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 | 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? | 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 | 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 | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
Richard Dawkins, with no sense of irony, called them “brights.”
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Why are we reluctant to trust robots?

Why are we reluctant to trust robots? | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
Psychology research shows people mistrust those who make moral decisions by calculating costs and benefits – like computers do
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Living a Lie: We Deceive Ourselves to Better Deceive Others

Living a Lie: We Deceive Ourselves to Better Deceive Others | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
New research provides the first evidence for a theory first put forward in the 1970s

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Deceiving ourselves might be for more than just self-enhancement or increasing motivation.
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Psychology explains why this photo of a London woman in a hijab stirs up hidden biases

Psychology explains why this photo of a London woman in a hijab stirs up hidden biases | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
After a knife and car attack left several dead in London on March 22, a disturbing photo has been circulating on the internet, showing a woman looking at her phone as she walks past the crime scene. Some commenters have interpreted the image as proof of indifference. But that interpretation is the result of several perceptual errors well-known i
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To Make Us All Safer, Robocars Will Sometimes Have to Kill

To Make Us All Safer, Robocars Will Sometimes Have to Kill | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
"In our little thought experiment with the frozen yogurt, most people would choose to sacrifice their own life for the good of the crowd. But Rahwan has found most people wouldn’t buy a self-driving car that could make the decision to kill them as the passenger"

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Leah McLaren: News that's neither true nor fake ... until you click

Leah McLaren: News that's neither true nor fake ... until you click | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
Powerful interests can, and likely do, avail themselves of tools to manipulate cognitive bias on a mass scale through social media
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