Cognitive bias: 20 reasons why you can’t trust your brain

Our decisions are not always our own thanks to different types of cognitive bias buried in our brains

The term ‘cognitive bias’ refers to the flaws in our reasoning and evaluations. There are several types of common cognitive bias that most of us are susceptible. These can impact the way we see things and give us a distorted view of the world. However, if we are aware of these bias, we can correct these flaws. Here are twenty of the most common cognitive biases:


This article was originally published in How It Works issue 118, written by Charlie Evans

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