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Mental models (IV)

Mental models (IV)

Why do we fail to update them? Distance. One of the biggest problems we can have is distance because mental models are never perfect. As we said, mental models are ways in which we try to understand the world and are based on our experiences and knowledge which means that mental models are never a real representation of the world. This means that they can be wrong and as such we have to continue testing and updating them if needed…

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Mental Models (III)

Mental Models (III)

Why we should learn from our environment and be ready to constantly update our mental models. As humans and by using mental models we usually end up in a situation where we end up getting in our own way. It’s hard to understand a system that we are part of because we have blind spots, where we can’t see what we aren’t looking for, and don’t notice what we don’t notice. This happens because we forget that mental models are…

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The human brain and biases

The human brain and biases

Objectivity as we know it is usually defined as being able to make a judgment or coming to a certain conclusion while getting rid of any possible bias. Meaning that we usually say we are objective when we know which could be the things that affect our decision making and making up for them so that their effect is the least possible. The problem with this, is that we can try to get rid of thoughts that make us less…

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Hunger

Hunger

Photo by Tristan Colangelo on Unsplash What is hunger Hunger is, different from what many of us could imagine, partly a learned phenomena. Think for example of how many of us don’t feel hungry the moment we wake up, and how this changes once we start seeing cues that remind us of breakfast. Or how even though  not much time has passed since our last meal, we start feeling ”hungry” as lunchtime  and dinnertime arrive. It isn’t only because too…

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