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How do our experiences influence our cognitive biases? Although conventional perspectives of cognition would acknowledge that our experiences inform our biases, an emergent systems perspective of cognition suggests that our experiences actually give rise to them. From this perspective, our relational associations represent higher order patterns of our physical perceptions. So our biases are an […]
Sometimes the human brain can seem really stupid. Even with all our impressive mental powers, we still have trouble accurately interpreting everything from our own perceptions to social interactions to statistical probabilities. It’s like each of us is wearing an invisible pair of eyeglasses that manipulate what we think we see by filtering out, highlighting, […]
Reality is a narrative played out inside the sealed auditorium of the cranium. — David Eagleman REFERENCE The Brain: The Story of You | David Eagleman RELATED The Brain with David Eagleman
Do we really experience things that happen in an objective way? We act as if we do – but let’s take a look… Several layers seem to obscure reality and the way things are… People actually walk around and experience reality their way and believe “this is the way things really are”. Well, maybe not… […]
The world as the territory, the brain as a map, the mind as a journey, and the self as an adventurous spirit in search of the meaning of life.
With the neurological correlates of the learning process coming into focus, the scientists were able to delve into the differences among participants in order to explain why some learned the sequences faster than others. Counterintuitive as it may seem, the participants who showed decreased neural activity learned the fastest. The critical distinction was in areas […]