NERD OUT — equity

Neurology for Equity: Rewiring our Brains, Changing our Biases

Paloma Medina

Tags empathy, equity, inclusion, individuation, neurology, unconscious bias

Neurology for Equity: Rewiring our Brains, Changing our Biases

Intercultural skills are non-negotiable in our increasingly global world, where humans are more mobile than we’ve ever been, and where technology gives us access to groups and cultures we’d otherwise never get the chance to interact with.   However, a significant barrier to our intercultural skills is one of the brain’s many coping mechanisms: unconscious biases. Biases are like having a stubborn 2 year old in your head all the time -- what it wants is usually what it gets, and it prefers to simplify the world into binaries -- good and bad, black and white, love it and hate...