Based on my passion for and expertise in Nutrition, Neuromarketing and Neuroscience, I created Boider Learning to provide people an opportunity to learn more about different topics within those subjects. 

The first series tackles understanding and addressing Cognitive Biases from a Neuroscience point of view.

Carlos Jimenez Navarro. Founder of Boider.

1. Introduction to the Series

This is an introduction to the Series. In it, I explain all the things that will be covering during the Series and the reasons why I decided to do so.

2. Introduction to Biases

In this video I will be covering some basics about Biases. What is the meaning of the word bias? Where does the word come from? What does heuristics mean? This and other questions will be covered in this video.

3. Confirmation Bias

Probably one of the most well known biases, the Confirmation Bias is a bias for which people look for information that confirms their preconceived ideas while discarding those that don’t. In this video, I will be talking about some anthropological and psychological explanations for this bias.

4. Confirmation Bias. Part II

In this video, I explain some of the reasons why social media has made this process much more difficult to avoid as well as some probable solutions.

5. The Mandela Effect

Believe it or not, a lot of people think that Nelson Mandela died in the 80’s at the hands of some guards. This is a form of collective false memory known as the “Mandela Effect”. In this video, I will try to explain why that happens, the influence of our perception in the formation of memories… as well as some possible solutions. 

6. The Woozle Effect

What if different people tell you the same story and when asked about where they learned that information, they all mention each other? What if you dig a little bit deeper and they all mentioned the same person as the source? This phenomenon is called The Woozle Effect. In this video, I try to cover some basics about why that happens as well as possible solutions to mitigate its effects.

7. Ad Hominem and Straw Manning

Ad Hominem is an attack on a person, rather than an attack on that person’s arguments and Straw Manning is an attack on a stereotype of a person rather than a person itself. Both are used as ways to not deal with the reality of an argument but rather appealing to people’s feelings.

8. The Dunning-Kruger Effect

Have you ever met someone overly confident on a subject, despite all evidence of that person’s incapacity to do the things that they are overly confident about? This phenomenon is known as the Dunning-Kruger Effect after the main two psychologists who studied this phenomenon. In this video, I try to cover why this happens as well as to offer some insights on how to mitigate its effects. 

9. In-Group Bias

Have you ever felt that you were treated unfairly for being part of a group? That is the negative side of the In-Group Bias. This is a phenomenon for which the people who belong to a group tend to favor the members of their own group. In this video, I will try to explain why we have the need to form groups and to protect the members of that group.

10. Groupthink

Being part of a group has its perks and it is necessary for our well being. A potential problem comes when you adopt the beliefs and thought process of the group, substituting your own values and beliefs. This is an extreme version of what Groupthink can be. In this video I try to cover what Groupthink is, as well as some reasons behind it and some possible solutions to not go to extremes.

11. The Decoy Effect

The Decoy Effect is a form of bias in which a product or service is introduced as a decoy to make you make a particular choice. A decoy can also be used to make you choose a particular idea. In this video, I’m trying to explain why we make choices based on other suggestions and how we can potentially avoid being “tricked”

12. What Facebook Might Do to Your Brain

This is the first video featuring Social Media. In this video I will be focusing on Facebook in particular, and how our brain interacts with the platform and how the platform might affect our perception. 

13. Survivorship Bias

Have you ever watched an interview of someone successful describing the secret to success? A lot of people attribute their success to their hard work, intelligence… ignoring some other factors that might have contributed to their success, even if those reasons are not proper and the actions they take might not contribute to their success. This is one example of the Survivorship Bias.

14. What Twitter Might Do to Your Brain

In this second video about the effects of Social Media, I will be covering Twitter. The starting point for this video, will be the meaning of language and communication and how our brain is designed to interpret all the different inputs that form our communication (visual cues, tone…)

15. What Twitter Might Do to Your Brain. Part II

In this second part  I will be talking about how a reduced amount of characters influences the way we communicate as well as the way we react to that form of communication and how that might lead to more polarization.

16. Focus, Availability and Biases

Although it might seem unrelated, focus can be the source of many of our biases. In this video I will be covering how focus contributes to the development of some of these biases and I will be talking about Availability Bias or how we tend to condition our responses to what is easily available to our brains.

17. Focus & Anchoring

In this second video about Focus, I will be talking about the effects of anchoring or how a particular piece of information can be set as an anchor and can influence our behavior or the answers give to particular problems, for example what we consider expensive or cheap.

18. A conversation about Focus, Meditation and Biases with Glen Fraticelli

In this video, I sat down with army Vet, Grandmaster of Kajukenbo and meditation expert, Glen Fraticelli to talk about the importance of Meditation, Mindfulness and Focus. We cover some of his approach to Meditation and how to look for balance.