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How Our Delusions Keep Us Sane: The Psychology of Our Essential Self-Enhancement Bias

How Our Delusions Keep Us Sane: The Psychology of Our Essential Self-Enhancement Bias | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
How evolution made the average person believe she is better in every imaginable way than the average person.

"Optimism is the faith that
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Excellent summary of a range of disillusion and biases that keep us sane and human.

They include; self-enhancement bias, illusory superiority, optimism bias and one of my favourites, confirmation bias.

This is a long article but well worth the read.

Brain pickings is also worth following for the occasional article on psychology.

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How The Media Manipulates You – Cognitive Bias « independence4wales.com

How The Media Manipulates You – Cognitive Bias « independence4wales.com | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Cognitive Bias - While writing an article I was looking for definition of "preconceived notions distorting people's perception of reality"...

 

[Fantastically detailed list of cognitive biases, including decision-making, belief, behavioural, social and memory biases. More like a glossary than an article - GC]

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Decision-Making and Behavioural Biases

Decision-Making and Behavioural Biases | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

All decisions made by humans have biases.  It is important that when making important decisions that we seek to understand how biases affect those decsions.  The following is an extensive list of biases.

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The Hidden Brain: How Ocean Currents Explain Our Unconscious Social Biases

The Hidden Brain: How Ocean Currents Explain Our Unconscious Social Biases | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
"Those who travel with the current will always feel they are good swimmers; those who swim against the current may never realize they are be
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Some powerful stories about the unconscious biases that we live with. I am not sure of the veracity of the statements made in those stories but they make a wonderful read.

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Cognitive Biases and Being a Fallible Human in Technology — My EtherealMind

Cognitive Biases and Being a Fallible Human in Technology — My EtherealMind | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

While there are many biases here is a shorter (and incomplete) list decision making biases that I try to account for:

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A Judge’s Mind or 5 Cognitive Illusions of Judges | Associate's Mind

A Judge’s Mind or 5 Cognitive Illusions of Judges | Associate's Mind | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
  I recently got around to reading a whopper of an old law review article that I had been wanting to read for awhile entitled, “Inside the Judicial Mind.” From ...
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