Tag: bias

Friday, January 3, 2020

A few weeks before the end of 2019 I found myself in line at a ski shop where a customer was getting their boots sized… and also overestimating their ability. It was a classic case of Optimism Bias and I...

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Monday, December 23, 2019

“With enough mental gymnastics, just about any fact can become misshapen in favor to one’s confirmation bias.” – Criss Jami – When you seek out and interpret information that confirms an existing belief that’s confirmation bias. Now, research using fMRI...

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Monday, October 8, 2018

“[I] discovered a great many islands inhabited by people without number… I have not found any monstrous men in these islands, as many had thought.” – Christopher Columbus to Luis de Sant Angel (1493) – Medieval Europeans believed that distant...

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