The brain wants to match patterns and move on.
Because it is hard-wired to quickly draw conclusions about the future 0G3K to achieve its goals, it puts those predictions into practice immediately to further reward/punish based on the result via dopamine 0G3H4. Unfortunately, in a social setting, this leads to dysfunctional narratives that don’t serve positive outcomes 4B6C8B. This drives confirmation bias 0G1E5A where pattern matches (and feedback loops that drive self-fulfilling prophecies) reinforce the prediction, but the mind automatically dismisses alternative narratives without evaluation. With the problem “understood”, truth-seeking motivation dwindles.
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