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What Do You Think is Normal?

June 22, 2017

How do we determine what we consider normal? Go to and learn more about how you can better plan for your retirement. What do we mean by "normal"? Cognitive scientists have found that your notion of normality is shaped by the average (like statistical norms and hard data we have about things) and your ideals (the beliefs you hold). So our sense of normal is all a little different – knowing this can help us understand other views and how our perceptions can change. SUBSCRIBE to BrainCraft! BrainCraft was created by Vanessa Hill (@nessyhill) and is brought to you by PBS Digital Studios. Talking psychology, neuroscience & why we act the way we do. My Twitter | Instagram Hosted and Produced by Vanessa Hill ✌️ Written by Teagan Wall And thank YOU for watching. REFERENCES Bear, A., & Knobe, J. (2016). Normality: Part descriptive, part prescriptive. cognition.