Analyze characters through the lens of brain theory

We all wear emotional, psychological blinders that help us to make sense of the world, but also limit our understanding of the world.  This article describes eight common psychological traps that prevent us from fully and accurately understanding our world.

8 Mistakes Our Brains Make Every Day and How to Prevent Them

Challenge students to analyze how an author has created characters that illustrate these cognitive mistakes, or how these cognitive mistakes have contributed to the plot of a story.

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One thought on “Analyze characters through the lens of brain theory

  1. Some good food for thought. I'm convinced of the frequency myth. I can't believe what things operate outside of my field of vision until the day I notice them. It's a self-fulfilling prophecy reminiscent of The Invisible Gorilla…I wish I had taken the blue pill.

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