Cognitive Biases and the Human Brain

Ben Yagoda writes “I am staring at a photograph of myself that shows me 20 years older than I am now. I have not stepped into the twilight zone. Rather, I am trying to rid myself of some measure of my present bias, which is the tendency people have, when considering a trade-off between two future moments, to more heavily weight the one closer to the present. A great many academic studies have shown this bias—also known as hyperbolic discounting—to be robust and persistent.” Source: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/09/cognitive-bias/565775/?utm_source=pocket&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pockethits

 

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