We ignore what doesn’t fit with our biases – even if it costs us
Are you sure of what you’re seeing?NASA/REX/ShutterstockBy Jessica HamzelouWe can’t help but be more welcoming of information that confirms our biases than facts that challenge them. Now an experiment has shown that we do this even when it means losing out financially. Most research on confirmation bias has focused on stereotypes that people believe...
I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its component fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken-down computers. That is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark