Nov 1 2017

How unconscious bias counteracts diversity in our brain: European Invest Conference 2017

How do Unconscious Bias, Neurosciences, Diversity, Investment and Self-Regulation fit together? These topics were interactively and lively combined in a talk held by Karolien Notebaert at the European Investment Conference in Berlin 2017.

Every second, we receive about 11 million pieces of Information. Only 50 are captured by our brain with just 7 of those processed by our working memory. How does the brain manage this? To process this mass of information, our brain filters and orders incoming information extremely quickly by using mental shortcuts. Although these shortcuts can be useful to act quickly when exposed to information overload, they can also unconsciously lead to bad or ineffective decisions. In the latter case, we fall prey to unconscious bias.

How can we reduce our unconscious bias, improve the quality of our decisions and increase our general cognitive capacities? Neuroscience gives fascinating insights, which were brought in an interactive, lively and witty speech by Karolien Notebaert at the European Investment Conference in Berlin 2017.

In case you would like to read more, you can find two blogs about this talk here:

How Unconscious Bias Counteracts Diversity in our Brain

Productive Conflicts