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How to Trick your Brain into Making Smarter Mistakes

· Neuroscience

Humans are primed to notice our mistakes—notice our boss is upset with us, notice our audience is bored, notice that tone of disapproval in our parent’s voice. These act as trip-wires in our brains and make us less rational, less creative, less productive, and less happy. From an evolutionary point of view, what got us here—our negativity bias—won’t get us there, wherever it is we're trying to go with our personal and professional lives. So what is there to do?