S2 E5: Your Mind on Motivation, Perception & Biases with Dr. Yuan Chang Leong
Do we see things the way they really are or do our biases and motivations influence our perception? Dr Yuan Chang Leong discusses his research on how our motivations influence how we see the world. If we are biassed to see the world differently to others, can we ever really understand someone with different political beliefs? We discuss why we have these biases at all and how they may help us live better lives.
Dr. Yuan Chang Leong
Motivation and perception:
Leong, Y., Chen, J., Willer, R., & Zaki, J. (2020). Conservative and liberal attitudes drive polarized neural responses to political content. Proceedings Of The National Academy Of Sciences, 117(44), 27731-27739. doi: 10.1073/pnas.2008530117
Attention and Learning:
Leong, Y., Radulescu, A., Daniel, R., DeWoskin, V., & Niv, Y. (2017). Dynamic Interaction between Reinforcement Learning and Attention in Multidimensional Environments. Neuron, 93(2), 451-463. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2016.12.040