The human brain works off cognitive bias. It’s a systematic error in our thinking that affects our daily judgments and decisions. Some of those biases relate to memory and how we remember things.
The way we remember things may be biased and that can lead to biased thinking and decision making. We may be biased in favour of someone, over another.
Cognitive biases are connected to the emotional process and results in us interpreting information from the world around us. They are a result of our attempts to try to simplify the information we process. We may not always get that right.
They are a guide that if used correctly, help us make sense of the world around us and help us make judgments and decisions with relative ease, as long as we interpret our memories accurately.
We must bring judgments and decisions into the equation that have gone through an objective and logical lens. If we’re biased in any way those biases will trip us up and lead us to poor decisions and judgments, we wish we hadn’t made.
Social pressures, emotions, individual motivations and limits on how and what we want to remember all contribute to cognitive bias.