Studia humana (SH) is a multi-disciplinary peer reviewed journal publishing valuable
contributions on any aspect of human sciences such as...


Nataliia Reva

Master degree in philosophy (epistemology) Paris IV-Sorbonne
Interests: logic, philosophy of mind, neuroscience, psychology, art.




The Analogy in Decision-Making and the Implicit Association Bias Effect

Issue: 8:2 (The thirtieth issue)
The author stands that thinking by analogy is a natural instrument human have
because of the mirror neurons in our brain. However, is it that infallible to rely
on? How can we be sure that our hidden biases will not harm our reflections?
Implicit Association Bias (IAB), for instance, is a powerful intruder that affects
our understanding, actions, and decisions on the unconscious level by
cherishing the stereotypes based on specific characteristics such as ethnicity,
sex, race, and so on. To check if there is a correlation between the IAB effect
and the people’s capacity to reason logically, the author had created an onlinesurvey.
The focus was on analogical reasoning and IAB tests concerning the
question of gender equality in science and everyday life and age prejudices.