People spend 36% more time reading articles that support their own established opinions. Why do we put so much effort into confirming what we already believe? The culprit is confirmation bias, the brain’s tendency to interpret the world in ways that are consistent with existing expectations. Confirmation bias is a mental shortcut that lightens the brain’s cognitive load, but the convenience comes with its own challenges.
This video presents an overview of how confirmation bias works, and how you can teach yourself to burst your own bubbles of bias. Read more about the hazards of confirmation bias in life and work here.