Cognitive Biases: What Are They and How Do They Mess Up Your Brain
We make bad decisions in our lives. While decision making is already difficult in itself, cognitive biases make it even harder to come up with a good decision. One of the ways to reverse bad decision making is to get to its root which is basically the brain.
The article on lifehacker.com, 20 Cognitive Biases That Affect Your Decision-Making may have the answer to our dilemma. Cognitive biases are defined as tendencies of the brain to think of deviations that are beyond rationality or good judgment.
Common cognitive biases are the bandwagon effect which makes you decide on something that many people are into or believing in; the information bias which anchors your decision making on how much information you have; and selective perception which favors a decision you are rooting for or siding with in the first place.
Know the 17 other cognitive biases that affect your decision making. See photo.