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7 07, 2017

What You Want to Believe!

By | 2017-06-27T14:34:00+00:00 July 7th, 2017|Research|0 Comments

The Sunday Review section of the New York Times had another interesting article on cognitive biases in its May 27, 2017 edition entitled “You’re Not Going to Change Your Mind” By Ben Tappin, Leslie Van Der Leer and Ryan McKay. Using the present political climate as a beginning point, the authors note that many of [...]

23 06, 2017

How To Cure Cognitive Dissonance? Apologize!

By | 2017-06-01T12:32:08+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|Research|0 Comments

In its Smarter Living section on May 22, 2017, the New York Times published an article by Kristin Wong on cognitive dissonance entitled “Why It’s So Hard to Admit You’re Wrong.”. The article actually explains the confirmation bias that we all have, but I am getting ahead of myself. First, what is “cognitive dissonance? As [...]

24 03, 2017

The Truth of “Alternative Facts”!

By | 2017-05-13T07:40:21+00:00 March 24th, 2017|News articles|0 Comments

Recently, I posted a blog about “alternative facts.” Since then, I have come upon two more articles discussing why alternative facts, are, indeed, true. It all comes down to who is in charge, sociability and/or to our cognitive biases. In an article entitled “Seeking truth among ‘alternative facts’” by Peter Neal Peregrine, posted on The [...]

7 09, 2012

Neuroscience in Real Life

By | 2017-05-13T07:34:15+00:00 September 7th, 2012|Odd stuff|Comments Off on Neuroscience in Real Life

In early August, my mother turned 97 years old. Unfortunately, this wonderful event was accompanied by a sad one; my siblings and I moved our mother from an assisted living facility to a dementia unit. Recently, I attended a mediator training session put on by the U.S. District Court - Central District of California. Two [...]