Pragma Synesi – interesting bits

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

Rational and Irrational Thought: The Thinking that IQ Tests Miss

Also interesting, mentioned in the comment, is the Monty Hall Problem.

Rational and Irrational Thought: The Thinking that IQ Tests Miss

Why smart people sometimes do dumb things

Jan 1, 2015 | By Keith E. Stanovich | Scientific American

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January 2, 2015 Posted by | brain | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Why Smart People Do Stupid Things

…or why people are irrational.  A must read. From the University of Toronto magazine:

Why Smart People Do Stupid Things

By Kurt Kleiner | Feature, Summer 2009

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August 3, 2009 Posted by | behaviour, brain, decision making, emotions, psychology | , , , , , | Leave a comment