Science of Conversation

How we make Inferences

What are inferences? When we’re engaged in conversation, we use inferences to fill in missing information that isn’t explicitly stated by the other person. Inferences help us to make sense of what we are hearing, but can also lead to misunderstanding and miscommunication. Why are inferences important to the way we communicate? When we are reading text, we usually have

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Why we are Biased and How

What’s a cognitive bias? Cognitive biases are essentially thinking habits. They are tendencies to filter inputs through our own experience and opinions. The list of cognitive biases that are recognized by psychologists is so long that it runs into pages. We all operate biases, and they fulfill an important role, but they can also inhibit our ability to have fulfilling

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