Thursday, August 8, 2019

Brain Bias – Common Questions, 3

Is safety the only bias the brain has?

I suppose that question would depend upon what you lump into the category of “safety.” If you believe that anything and everything unlike you is “no safe,” then that could be a huge pot of “not safe.” It does appear, however, that beyond the instantaneous safety evaluation, each brain does have its own bias: some biases are innate, perhaps related to cellular memory, or even learning in utero. Others are learned and developed beginning very early in childhood. Estimates are that 50% of the problems people face in life are of their own making—and what you don’t know you don’t know can create many of those problems. Which mean, that you might be triggering your own problems because of a brain bias that you don’t even know you have.

What do you mean that bias is learned in childhood? (more tomorrow)

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