The Flawed Brain
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The Flawed Brain

The Belief Bias

Accepting a plausible conclusion despite logical flaws

The belief bias affects our ability to assess the conclusion of a logical statement. Rather than assessing the arguments, we can be swayed by the plausibility of the conclusion because it aligns with our beliefs.

Here is an example of a statement that can be accepted as true through belief bias:

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