Your Brain Lies To You
Answer this problem quickly.
A coffee and a cookie together cost $1.10. The coffee cost $1 more than the cookie. How much does the coffee cost?
Most people say $1, which is wrong.
The coffee costs $1.05 and the cookie 5¢.
Our brain often takes shortcuts based on how important it thinks accuracy is over speed. It usually opts for speed, giving rules of thumb too much consideration over straight logic.
This is evident when we make assumptions about someone based on how they are dressed and even how they speak.
By the way, if you know of a place that sells coffee and a cookie for $1.10…let me know!
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