Pragma Synesi – interesting bits

Compendium of interesting bits I come across, with an occasional IMHO

How Your Brain Decides Without You

” It must be true, I saw it with my own eyes! ” — well, maybe not. It may depend on what you perceive, which may depend on what you believe. Fascinating read; follow it up with  Fooled By Your Own Brain from the same issue.

How Your Brain Decides Without You

In a world full of ambiguity, we see what we want to see.

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May 17, 2015 Posted by | brain, decision making, neuroscience | , , , | Leave a comment

Referees are inherently biased

Sports referees are biased towards the home team, but not deliberately — the book review of “Scorecasting” explains.  From The Economist, March 10th, 2011:

The referee’s an anchor

A new book looks at the behavioural economics of sport

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June 28, 2011 Posted by | behaviour | , , , | Leave a comment

Bias doesn’t pay

January, 2009 in Mind & Brain

Decision Making Suffers from Unconscious Prejudices

Study reveals how much people sacrifice to satisfy their biases

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February 3, 2009 Posted by | behaviour, decision making | , | Leave a comment