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Outsmart Your Cognitive Biases

Start: Friday, January 6, 2023 6:00 pm
End: Friday, January 6, 2023 8:30 pm
Location: Haus des Engagements, Rehlingstraße 9 (inner courtyard), 79100 Freiburg (Map, Coordinates: 47.98934, 7.83945)
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You can get a headstart by reading the following posts on lesswrong.com about cognitive biases.

What will we do?

Cognitive biases are mental shortcuts people use to make sense of the world around them. In other words, these shortcuts or tendencies our brains use to process information more efficiently. While they can be helpful in some situations, they can also lead to systematic errors in thinking and decision-making. These biases can lead people to make judgments that are not necessarily accurate or fair, affecting how people perceive, interpret, remember, and ultimately make decisions.

At the beginning of this meetup, a short presentation will be followed by discussions about cognitive biases. This exercise aims to learn more about biases and build strategies on how to avoid them.

Following the discussion about cognitive biases, we will play some serious games about the same topic. Well, no need to get scared by the name; serious games are also fun games that are designed for a specific purpose and not only for entertainment. They are often used for educational purposes or to convey information.

There will be snacks and drinks.


You are worried you have nothing to contribute? No worries! Everyone is welcome!

We will decide on using German or English as the main language depending on the people who turn up. Just come, we will figure it out!


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