Positive thinking can feel like a job to do, while negative thinking seems to happen more automatically. In fact, this is true at a very fundamental level of the brain, studies show. It is called the negativity bias. Continue reading
Category Archives: Perception
Whenever we perceive another person, the first things we notice are very general features like gender and age, according to the feature theory of face perception.
The eye (i.e., the retina) receives sensory input in only two dimensions (length and width). It is therefore the brain’s task to make these cues into a three-dimensional perception. Continue reading
To create our perceptions, the brain makes use of two processing systems, namely the bottom-up and the top-down processing system. Continue reading
The actor-observer bias is the tendency that people view their own actions as caused by the situational context, while others’ actions are seen as caused by personality or stable dispositions. Continue reading