Cognitive Vertigo

COGNITIVE VERTIGO or COGNITIVE DISSONANCE can be a perception of mental “dizziness” or temporary instability when encountering ideas that are contrary to one’s usual mental model.

COGNITIVE VERTIGO can also happen when one is switching back-and-forth between two different mental models, for example:  using the Conventional Reductionist view of Health-Disease while trying to apply Systems Biology concepts.


The remedy for COGNITIVE VERTIGO is to adopt a BOTH - AND perspective and to increase one's TOLERANCE of AMBIGUITY.