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What can illusions teach us about the brain?
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What know-it-alls don’t know, or the illusion of competence – Kate Fehlhaber | Aeon Ideas

What know-it-alls don’t know, or the illusion of competence – Kate Fehlhaber | Aeon Ideas | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
One day in 1995, a large, heavy middle-aged man robbed two Pittsburgh banks in broad daylight. He didn’t wear a mask or any sort of disguise. And he smiled at surveillance cameras before walking out of each bank. Later that night, police arreste
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A good article explaining the Dunning-Kruger effect where people can sometimes be so incompetent that they don't know they are incompetent.
 
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Dunning-Kruger and the curse of knowledge

Dunning-Kruger and the curse of knowledge | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
The Dunning-Kruger effect is a cognitive bias where a relatively unskilled individual overestimates his level of skill within a particular area. It is thought to arise because the individual lacks the knowledge needed for accurate calibration. If you don't know what an expert performance looks like then you won't realise that you are lacking that expertise.…
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Applying the Dunning-Kruger effect to teaching and learning.

 

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What the Dunning-Kruger effect is and isn't

What the Dunning-Kruger effect is and isn't | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
If you regularly read cognitive science or psychology blogs (or even just the lowly New York Times!), you've probably heard of something called the Dunning-Kruger effect. The Dunning-Kruger effect ...
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The Dunning-Kruger effects thinks it's sooooo good.

 

The article defines it as: "Rather, it’s that incompetent people think they’re much better than they actually are." which is quite a good working definition. Not that I would know...

 

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Jörgen Daniel's curator insight, November 23, 2015 4:29 PM

Volledig artikel over Dunning Kruger effect

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The more inept you are the more inaccurate your self-assessment

The more inept you are the more inaccurate your self-assessment | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Psychologists have shown humans are poor judges of their own abilities, from sense of humour to grammar. Those worst at it are the worst judges of all. You're pretty smart right? Clever, and funny ...
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Some background to the Dunning-Kruger effect.

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Our Rose-Tinted Spectacles: Good or Bad? | Psychology Today

Our Rose-Tinted Spectacles: Good or Bad? | Psychology Today | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

Most people see themselves in a much more positive light than others do them, and possess an unduly rose-tinted perspective on their attributes, circumstances, and possibilities.

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Why people fall for pseudoscience (and how academics can fight back)

Why people fall for pseudoscience (and how academics can fight back) | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Ingrained cognitive biases play a role, as does inverted snobbery about educational privilege. But we must battle on, says this scientist
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This post examines the Sunk Cost fallacy, confirmation and selection bias, the clustering illusion and the Dunning-Kruger effect. It includes some explanations for why will fall for such illusions particularly in the area of health.

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Are you a poor logician? Logically, you might never know

Are you a poor logician? Logically, you might never know | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
This is the second article in a series, How we make decisions, which explores our decision-making processes. How well do we consider all factors involved in a decision, and what helps and what holds us…
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A nice summary of our current understanding of illusions such as the Dunning-Kruger effect.

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The Dunning-Kruger Effect - YouTube

I will, of course, cover the Donkey Kong effect in a future review. Next episode...REVIEW #100! http://handfulofminutes.com/ http://igotopinions.com/ https:/...
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A humorous attempt to explain this effect. Warning: some language and political bias.

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Dunning-Kruger Effect: When Distorted Self-Perception and Illusions of Competence Trick Entertainers, Politicians, and Cities

Dunning-Kruger Effect: When Distorted Self-Perception and Illusions of Competence Trick Entertainers, Politicians, and Cities | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Steve Mensing, Editor ♦While many have not heard of the Dunning-Kruger Effect, no doubt more than a few of us have watched those shows starting a new season of American Idol. You know the ones wher...
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Nice explanation of the Dunning-Kruger effect.  Is there anyone who doesn't 'suffer' from this?  I KNOW I don't!

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