New Year's (Dispute) Resolution #2: Be alert for cognitive errors

Be on the alert for cognitive errorsAnais Nin once said, “We don’t see things as they are. We see them as we are.”

Indeed, numerous studies have demonstrated how easily our senses can be fooled. We are susceptible to influences of which we are unaware, which can shape our perception and judgments. Consider, for example, the extraordinary optical illusion in a BBC video, “The Mind’s Eye”. As the narrator says,

It’s an astonishing example of how much our visual memories, our imaginations, can influence what is right in front of our eyes.

However, knowing our propensity for making these errors, we can be alert for them. Are you ready?

One response to “New Year's (Dispute) Resolution #2: Be alert for cognitive errors

  1. Aren’t illusions necessary if we have to find a place to stick to on the pareto line, when ever other place is just as good as this one, until we start moving towards them inconsistently and lose the value of the bargain?