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Cognitive Bias: Systematic Error by the Brain

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The way we think affects us much more than we could imagine. It could affect how we feel and how we make decisions. So, is it fine to completely trust our brain in perceiving and processing information? Unfortunately, the answer might be no. Social scientists reported that there are certain ways of our thinking that are distorted. We are not aware of this “systematic error” which makes us often fail to judge rationally. This faulty by our brain is termed as cognitive bias.

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Efek Semmelweis Sebagai Reaksi dari Penolakan Gagasan Mencuci Tangan

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Semenjak pandemi Covid-19 merebak, aktivitas cuci tangan seakan menjadi hal wajib di hampir setiap kegiatan yang dilakukan. Tapi, jauh sebelum akhirnya cuci tangan ini menjadi kegiatan yang diterima oleh masyarakat banyak atau bahkan menjadi kegiatan wajib yang harus dilakukan, aktivitas cuci tangan punya sejarah yang kelam, bahkan kehadirannya pertama kali sempat dianggap konyol dan berlebihan oleh ilmuwan maupun para ahli.

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