The brain and illusions
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What can illusions teach us about the brain?
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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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A Tried Method: Using Psychology to Get to Students

A Tried Method: Using Psychology to Get to Students | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

There are a few mechanisms that the brain does which we might call “learning”. Chinese students must rely on one mechanism exclusively in order to pass the high pressure, high importance examinations: memorization.

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