Is the world as frightening a place as media portray? (The Moderate Voice)

Our memories are lousy, as mounting evidence against eyewitness testimony details. We’re subject to memory biases. Add other cognitive biases, like confirmation bias, and it’s clear that our brains tend to whimsy more than fact. Then there’s the frequency illusion (Baader-Meinhof phenomenon). That’s when you become aware of something new – or, maybe, decide to buy…