The 50 cognitive biases to teach children, according to Elon Musk

How can children learn the concept of space-time? What do they need to learn to relate them? It is curious that psychomotor exercises, despite being very important, are not the only ones we need so that they can learn it correctly. Reading and writing, and language also play a fundamental role. However the learning It also involves becoming familiar with the environment and the way in which the human brain conceives its environment.

Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX Y Tesla, stands out on social networks for launching his opinions and sharing his vision of the world with his followers. With more extravagance sometimes than others, the richest man in the world according to ForbesThere are times when your posts bring knowledge and curiosities to those who come across them on your home page. This time the native of South Africa has detailed the 50 Most Important Cognitive Biases for Teaching Young Children.

Essential in development

From his point of view, these should be taught at an early age and become aware on them so as not to repeat systematic errors in the crianza helping to stay on track. Through a tweet on his personal profile, the employer assures that they should sbe taught to “everyone at a young age”. The publication is accompanied by an infographic that represents through a series of illustrations all the biases to get the best version of all of us.

Although these biases are accepted as part of human nature, sometimes there are certain errors that are made when processing them that affect the way we understand our thinking. To correctly understand what we are talking about, at first it would be necessary to begin to detail what a cognitive bias is. These are defined as a systematic error when processing a thought, the perception of something, or the memory itself. If the brain is compared to a computer, a bias would be the code language with which it has been programmed to analyze information.

From learning to society

The list published by Elon Musk includes those that can be related to one’s own learning, the social ones, even those that interfere with the way we conceive of money or political debates. Becoming aware of them can help us make decisions and make us stop to think that we are being the victims of the interference of any of these biases, and be wrong on some topic or issue. Among the most prominent included in the list is that of the ‘naive realism’, which appears as soon as someone believes that they are observing a reality objectively compared to other people.

There is also the bias of ‘bystander effect’, which takes place when someone witnesses a crime but does not offer any form of help to the victims. Musk’s infographic details the ‘Google effect’, which is related to digital amnesia and the tendency to forget information that is easily found in the search engine. Likewise, the ‘gambler’s fallacy’ when someone thinks that their past experiences are going to interfere with their future. Lastly, the bias of ‘false memory’ By confusing imagination with real memories.

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