The brain and illusions
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What can illusions teach us about the brain?
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Web of illusion: how the internet affects our confidence in what we know

Web of illusion: how the internet affects our confidence in what we know | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
The internet can give us the illusion of knowledge, making us think we are smarter than we really are. Fortunately, there may be a cure for our arrogance, writes psychologist Tom Stafford. The inte...
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A review of research about how access to the internet can give us extra confidence about our knowledge in general.

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We Are All Confident Idiots

We Are All Confident Idiots | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
The trouble with ignorance is that it feels so much like expertise. A leading researcher on the psychology of human wrongness sets us straight.
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Interesting article on how confident we are even when it is clear that we don't know what we are talking about.

Some great Jimmy Kimmel videos.

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Jonah Lehrer on Daniel Kahneman's New Book | Head Case

Jonah Lehrer on Daniel Kahneman's New Book | Head Case | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
A look at the psychology theories in Thinking, Fast and Slow.
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