In our tumultuous and polarized times, understanding and addressing our cognitive biases is crucial. Before we embark on a journey of self-improvement, we must first recognize the forces that shape our choices. “Shackled” ventures into the complex mechanisms of the mind, illuminating the neuroscience behind our biases. Drawing from concepts such as the Bayesian Brain Hypothesis, neural plasticity and the role of neurotransmitters, the book reveals how our biological makeup is intricately wired to hinder our judgment.
But it is not just about the problem – “Shackled” is about the solution. Through practical strategies it equips us to break free from our instinctual restraints, empowering us to new and enlightened approaches.