Six intuitions you shouldn't trust

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Six intuitions you shouldn't trust

Postby bob » 06/28/10, 3:29 pm

They cover what they consider to be six of the most common intuitive errors:

* inattentional blindness (failing to see things that are in plain sight);
* the belief that our memories are more reliable than they are;
* the tendency to think someone is competent if they are confident;
* the illusion of knowledge (we know much less than we think);
* the assumption that things that occur together must be causally related (think MMR vaccine and autism);
* and the increasingly popular notion that cognitive exercises make us smarter (in fact, physical exercise has a much stronger effect).


http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/cultu ... nline-news
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Re: Six intuitions you shouldn't trust

Postby JohnT » 06/29/10, 3:15 am

bob wrote: * inattentional blindness (failing to see things that are in plain sight);


Where was that topic????? :?
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Re: Six intuitions you shouldn't trust

Postby Gerry » 06/29/10, 5:50 am

JohnT wrote:Where was that topic????? :?

Not sure if that was a joke or if you were actually correctly point out that the "inattentional blindness" link in their article points to a Wikipedia page that doesn't actually exist:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inattentional_blindnes

... which I've just figured out is because they missed the second "s" in the URL:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inattentional_blindness


Back to the article... so basically it's an ad for a book right? http://www.amazon.com/Invisible-Gorilla ... 0307459659
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Postby Don_U » 06/29/10, 9:06 am

Why do ppl use social nets to check in?

BECAUSE WE ARE PATHOLOGICAL

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Postby bob » 06/29/10, 3:29 pm

>>>>>Back to the article... so basically it's an ad for a book right?

Heh! Gerry, You illiterate. Ever heard of a BOOK REVIEW? Nice thing to look at before you invest $30 and 10 hours reading the book!
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Postby Gerry » 06/29/10, 5:14 pm

bob wrote:>>>>>Back to the article... so basically it's an ad for a book right?

Heh! Gerry, You illiterate. Ever heard of a BOOK REVIEW? Nice thing to look at before you invest $30 and 10 hours reading the book!


So, you gonna buy it? If so let us know if it's worthy or just wordy.
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Postby bob » 06/29/10, 5:46 pm

>>>>So, you gonna buy it? If so let us know if it's worthy or just wordy.

So you want ME to review it? I've been recommending Neuromancer to you for years, but have you read it yet?
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Re: Six intuitions you shouldn't trust

Postby JohnT » 06/29/10, 11:43 pm

Bob wrote:Not sure if that was a joke or if you were actually correctly point out that the "inattentional blindness" link in their article points to a Wikipedia page that doesn't actually exist:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inattentional_blindnes


My blindess to this post. :lol:
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Postby Don_U » 06/30/10, 12:49 am

I meant to create a post not a reply sorry...
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