A Mind of Its Own: How Your Brain Distorts and Deceives by Cordelia Fine

By Cordelia Fine

The brain's energy is proven and touted each day in new experiences and learn. And but we have a tendency to take our brains without any consideration, with no suspecting that these lots of hard-working neurons will possibly not consistently be operating for us. Cordelia nice introduces us to a mind we would now not are looking to meet, a mind with a brain of its personal. She illustrates the brain's tendency towards self-delusion as she explores how the brain defends and glorifies the ego by way of twisting and warping our perceptions. Our brains hire a slew of inborn mind-bugs and prejudices, from hindsight bias to unrealistic optimism, from ethical excuse-making to wishful thinking—all designed to avoid us from seeing the reality in regards to the international and the folk round us, and approximately ourselves.

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Ornstein reported that people remember the duration of a time period as being longer if they had viewed a more complex figure than if they had viewed a less complex figure. Subsequent experiments challenge this fundamental prediction of the storage-size model and clarify the way in which complexity influences remembered duration (Block, 1978). Subjects do not necessarily judge a sequence of stimuli as being longer in duration if the individual stimuli are more complex than if they are less complex.

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