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The Anatomy of BiasHow Neural Circuits Weigh the Options$
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Jan Lauwereyns

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780262123105

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262123105.001.0001

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Utopia—A World without Bias

Utopia—A World without Bias

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(p.199) 7 Utopia—A World without Bias
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The Anatomy of Bias
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Jan Lauwereyns

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262123105.003.0008

This chapter focuses on the creation of a utopia or imaginary place where individuals make collective decisions without bias toward any particular object or task. Bias-free behavior involves being neutral toward selection of objects and tasks. The chapter finds that certain steps need to be taken to realize the advantages of a utopian world. Individual biases and cognitive processes driving selection strategies need to be controlled and monitored to achieve this objective. This objective can be achieved by identifying a problem or a conflict. A corrective measure also needs to be taken that directs an individual toward corrective actions and the effective solution of such problems.

Keywords:   utopia, bias, selection strategy, corrective measure, corrective action

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