On Being Certain by Robert Burton

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A recent TED talk video presenter asked her audience, “What does it feel like to be wrong?” Participants answered, “Embarrassing, shameful, stupid.” She replied, “No, what you just answered was what you feel like when you realize you were wrong. When we’re wrong it feels just like being right!”

Here’s how a neurologist describes the brain chemistry behind the feeling of certitude.

On Being certain

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