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Michael Lewis on the King of Human Error | Business | Vanity Fair
Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky did ground breaking work on cognitive biases: the ways in which human thinking systematically fails. Fascinating article. Via andrewducker.
psychology  rationality  bias  cognition  cognitive-bias  daniel-kahneman  amos-tversky 
november 2011 by pw201
The Reason We Reason | Wired Science |
"new theory of reasoning put forth by Hugo Mercier and Dan Sperber. In essence, they argue that human reason has nothing to do with finding the truth, or locating the best alternative. Instead, it’s all about being able to argue with others" And that's why we have confirmation bias. There's some dialogue in the comments about how it's not as hopeless as it may sound.
science  psychology  research  cognition  rationality  brain  bias 
may 2011 by pw201
The Science of Why We Don't Believe Science | Mother Jones
"How our brains fool us on climate, creationism, and the vaccine-autism link." Amusing for the number of comments which say "But vaccines really do cause autism" etc. etc.
science  psychology  belief  neuroscience  rationality  bias 
april 2011 by pw201

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