What is Bias?
A bias can be defined as an inclination for or against something and appears initially to be related to safety, but it can expand to include anything and everything. Bias assessments may be the fastest decisions the brain ever makes, occurring at nano-second speeds and is related to a perception of safety. Typically, the brain seems to feel safer around what is familiar and what is most like it.
Is Bias a good thing or a bad thing?
It can be either one. Used appropriate it can be life-saving. Used inappropriately it can be deadly. It can impact your beliefs, lead to bullying behaviors, escalate into bigotry, and then can influence your own brain’s bias and the actions you take and the behaviors you exhibit.
Is the brain innately biased? (more tomorrow)