|“What is bias? It’s a shortcut your brain makes, based on your background, and cultural and personal experiences, to help you quickly assess situation. Your brain also employs these shortcuts when meeting new people. Everyone’s brain does this. Everyone has biases and it has nothing to do with being a good or bad person.
In a time when people are becoming increasingly committed to undoing the racist, sexist, ableist, and oppressive systems at work in society, understanding and uncovering these personal biases is the first step.
In fields like medicine and music, it is even more imperative that practitioners do their own personal work in this area, so that they can help their clients in the best way possible. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither can the topic of bias be fully explored in one conversation, but it is important to take the first step to being the work.
In this talk, the science behind biases will be explored as well as practical ways to recognize our own and then move past them.”