Editor's Note: Is It Foolish to Fool Yourself? | Security Management | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

Psychologist Daniel Kahneman has written a book about how cognitive illusions blind us to reason. He notes that telling Wall Street traders that their performance is no better than a roll of the dice does not shake their confidence in their ability. He marvels at the disconnect. This might at first seem to be an inherent flaw in human design, tantamount to a manufacturer’s defect in human nature