Cognition is largely concerned with predicting events.

Information supporting a prediction is rewarded, while inability to predict is generally met with fear. Reappraisal is a good way to restore a sense of control to a situation.rR1 Prediction prevents full assessment to find truth.

  1. David Rock, Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long, 1st ed (New York: Harper Business, 2009). (See notes.)