What you see is not what you get
Your senses are your windows on the world, and you probably think they do a fair job at capturing an accurate depiction of reality. Don’t kid yourself.
Blind to bias
Do you see the world through a veil of prejudice and self-serving hypocrisies? Or is it just other people who do that?
Head full of half-truths
One of the most important components of your self-identity – your autobiographical memory – is little more than an illusion.
Most drivers think they’re better than average. Most people think they’re less likely to have an inflated self-opinion than average. See the problem?
Who’s in control?
The more we learn about the brain, the less plausible it becomes that we have free will.