HBH 21: Our Distorted Reality

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By Noel Armstrong. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Today I begin a pedantic journey into the tragicomic ways our perceptions and judgments are altered and distorted by our own cognitive processes -- goofy, heartbreaking, and humorous all at once,

Index of topics included:

0:00 Intro

04:52 Anchoring Bias

08:59 Availability Heuristic

13:25 Backfire Effect

16:05 Barnum Effect

19:45 Belief Bias

23:06 Bystander Effect

27:22 Confirmation Bias and Belief Perseverance

Including Wm. Flinders-Petrie vs the Pyramidologists

33:56 Curse of Knowledge

35:10 Declinism aka Old Fartism

36:49 Framing Effects

40:06 Fundamental Attribution Error (Salience of the Actor)

Empty Boats

I will finish the topic in a few weeks, but in order to not bore you to death with this laundry list, I will interject a few historical vignettes between now and then.

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