Riding a bike is child’s play, right? Yet when engineer Destin Sandlin decided to unlearn that skill, he discovered deep layers of complexity involved in performing this seemingly mundane action. In this quirky video, Sandlin documents his experiences in coming to understand the intricacies of neural pathways and entrenched habits. getAbstract recommends his mind-bending investigation to those who wish to rethink their own stubborn cognitive biases.
About the Speaker
Engineer Destin Sandlin is the host of educational video series Smarter Every Day.
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Curb Your Biases
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