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What can illusions teach us about the brain?
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Dark side of cognitive illusions explored in bias research

Dark side of cognitive illusions explored in bias research | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

A cognitive bias, the “illusion of causality,” has been explored by a joint team of scientists who found that the bias isn’t limited to false beliefs about whatever was originally learned; later on, the bias can prevent new information from being learned — even when the original information is false and the newer information is true.

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A summary of some studies in this area focussing on the efficacy of drug taking.

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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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The limbic system, the cognitive mind and the user illusion that misleads

User illusion - no, it's not that Guns N' Roses album - is what fools us into thinking we know why we make the decisions we make.
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In order that we might understand why humans make the decisions they do, we need to understand the important influence of the limbic system.

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Types Of Optical Illusions - Exploring optical illusions

Types Of Optical Illusions - Exploring optical illusions | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

There are in all 3 types of optical illusions,namely:- 1} Literal Illusion 2} Physiological Illusion 3} Cognitive Illusion 

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