The Holobiont Blindspot – the way we think about how we think may need to be revisited

By Jake M. Robinson and Dr Ross Cameron, Department of Landscape Architecture, University of Sheffield

Ever thought about cognitive biases, also known as ‘cognitive blindspots’?

Cognitive biases are systematic errors in judgement. Humans are prone to making them each and every day, and they can have major implications for our relationships and work life. Our new paper published in Frontiers in Psychology proposes a novel cognitive bias called The Holobiont Blindspot. We’ll come back to this later in the article, but for now, let’s take a look at some examples of blindspots that have already been identified.

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