How much of your brain is hidden?

The NPR radio show/podcast, Hidden Brain, hosted by Shankar Vedantam, makes me wonder how many biases we have that we might not be aware of.

Fortunately, Wikipedia has a handy list, and, boy, is it long! That’s truly an iceberg!

There are…

  • Decision-making, belief, and behavioral biases
  • Social biases, and
  • Memory errors and biases

Knowing that multiple biases can be affecting us at the same time, it’s wise to not trust our initial thoughts and gut instincts.