4 Ways Your Mind Plays Tricks On You

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mind playing tricks

By Susan Ricker

There may be a bigger roadblock to your workplace productivity than the voice in your head telling you to play solitaire. It's that notion in your brain, called cognitive bias, which makes you confused, uninterested, wrongly informed or ignorant.

A cognitive bias, or a pattern of inaccurate judgment or illogical interpretation, is the result of a distortion in the brain that always leads to the same poor judgment. Every day, your brain plays tricks on you. Sometimes a cognitive bias helps you think faster or preserves your ego, but it usually leads you away from the right answer or the truth.