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Our Take on Bias

Heads or Tails? Being Human ,

Do you want chicken or fish for
dinner? Usually we think about biases
as relating to gender, race or age, but
actually we are biased about
everything we encounter. Somehow
you’ve got to make a decision when
you look at the menu in a restaurant:
chicken or fish? If you end up with …

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    Meera Lee ,

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    From Old to New and Back Again Peter Baumann ,

    From Old to New and Back Again For many years, I’ve been using the Safari browser on my MacBook Air. One day a friend recommended I try the Firefox browser and touted its many advantages. I felt a slight reluctance, as I liked my Safari, but I gave Firefox a shot. But after a few days I went back, back to my familiar Safari.

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    Professor of Psychology... Laurie Santos researches the evolutionary background of the...
  • Joshua Greene

    Associate Professor... Joshua Greene is a philosopher, experimental psychologist, and...
  • Richard Davidson

    Professor of Psychology... Neuroscientist Richard Davidson was named one of the 100 most...
  • Susan Fiske

    Professor of Psychology... Susan Fiske is a psychologist known for her work in the field...
  • Paul Ekman

    Psychologist Paul Ekman is a pioneering psychologist in the study of emotions...
  • Robert Sapolsky

    Neuroscientist Robert Sapolsky is one of the world's leading neuroscientists...
  • Justin Garcia

    Assistant Professor... Justin Garcia is an evolutionary biologist, specializing in...
  • Helen Fisher

    Professor of Anthropology... Helen Fisher is an anthropologist specializing in the study...
  • Richard Davidson

    Professor of Psychology... Neuroscientist Richard Davidson was named one of the 100 most...