What You Want to Believe!

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 [Read More]

By |July 7th, 2017|Research|

How To Cure Cognitive Dissonance? Apologize!

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, [Read More]

By |June 23rd, 2017|Research|

The Truth of “Alternative Facts”!

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 [Read More]

By |March 24th, 2017|News articles|

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 - [Read More]

By |September 7th, 2012|Odd stuff|