We are all quite familiar with the phenomenon of optical illusions, but less so with that of cognitive biases. Yet, these perceptual distortions that are to our mind what optical illusions are to our visual system incite us to make erroneous judgments or bad decisions daily… These shortcuts of the mind that allow the brain to simplify the processing of information are inevitable. Still, we can learn to detect them by better understanding them.
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