For the past fifty years, several prominent psychologists have demonstrated that human perception is remarkably selective. It has now been experimentally verified that we frequently process new information in a manner that reinforces our pre-existing beliefs and expectations.
- The study furnishes evidence that cognitive biases are central to our survival strategy.
- Given our finite cognitive capacities, cognitive biases enable us to perceive the world selectively.
- The study's findings also imply that our interaction with the world is shaped by the context and potential benefits.