Can We Trust Our Own Thoughts | The Democratic Quality Vector and the New Social Agreement
The Democratic Quality Vector and the New Social Agreement
CAN WE TRUST OUR OWN THOUGHTS WITH INNATE COGNITIVE BIASES & HUMAN LIMITATIONS?
Sometimes, we are our own worst enemies. This is especially true when it comes to an innate feature of human reasoning called cognitive biases. These are biases that we ourselves construct. We create our unique subjective realities based on these systematic deviations from norms of rationality or judgment. Scientists have discovered a lot of them, and there are more always being discovered.
Table 1 – Partial List of Cognitive Biases
In psychology and cognitive science, a memory bias is a cognitive bias that either enhances or impairs the recall of a memory (either the chances that the memory will be recalled at all, or the amount of time it takes for it to be recalled, or both), or that alters the content of a reported memory. There are many types of memory bias, including:
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