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Unnatural Acts: clustering illusion

Unnatural Acts: clustering illusion | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

What the Bee and their experts were calling "a cancer cluster" is considered an example of the clustering illusion by epidemiologists: the intuition that random events which occur in clusters are not really random events.

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NBA Analysis: Plus/Minus Can be a Really Meaningless Statistic

NBA Analysis: Plus/Minus Can be a Really Meaningless Statistic | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

I recently wrote a post over on the Wages of Wins Journal about how I believe the book Thinking, Fast and Slow is chalk-full of descriptions of cognitive illusions that all basketball analysts (whether they are paid to do it or not) fall prey to. One of Kahneman’s more famous illusions is the illusion of validity; the fact that people have a huge amount of confidence in their own judgment, even in the face of clear evidence that their judgment is wrong.

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Health News - Get Me Out of this Slump! Visual Illusions Improve Sports Performance

With the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament set to begin, college basketball fans around the United States are in the throes of March Madness. Anyone who has seen a game knows that the fans are like extra players on the court, and this is especially true during critical free throws.

Fans of the opposing team will wave anything they can, from giant inflatable noodles to big heads, to make it difficult for players to focus on the basket.

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