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Communication is hard. Ensuring we’re understood is the role of the speaker, not the listener.
Playing with our identity, these ads pulled emotional levers in voters.
This fake account paced Americans to get followers, and then led them into divisive arguments. Pacing and Leading is a persuasion tactic.
When we have to make emotional decisions, our rational brain shuts off. From the outside it’s obvious, but on the inside we have no idea that emotions made the decision.
Emoticons are not a universal language.
Daniel Kahneman, author of the phenomenal Thinking, Fast and Slow, discusses why we contradict ourselves.
Ever seen a human shut off their brain when math (or computers) is involved? Algorithms are mathematical processes designed to remove bias. But when humans create those algorithms, the bias comes with, and lazy humans often don’t question the outcomes.
Some musings from the late Mr. Sacks. Around the 20 minute mark, he discusses how our brains invent information when we’re not sure what we heard.