Tag Archives: Confirmation Bias

Genetic Memory, Epigenetics and Artistry

This is the central question of today’s post:  Are we artists because we just are (more or less by our own free choice), or because we’re wired, genetically, to be artists, in the same way that our ancestors were?  Further, … Continue reading

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Beware of the Bias

Salience bias is the fascinating tendency humans have to worry about dramatic things (explosions, disasters, big fierce animals, etc.), rather than to objectively evaluate the odds. Confirmation bias (or myside bias) is a tendency for people to prefer information that confirms … Continue reading

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