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  • Do You Know When You're Wrong?

    by Katherine Harmon, Scientific American Gray Matter Shows Introspective Ability Is Not Black and White When answering a question, your accuracy in assessing whether you have gotten the answer right—or wrong—might depend on the volume of gray matter in a certain part of your brain, according to a new...
     Posted by: Anna Gomberg
  • How to Forget Fear

    by Ed Yong and Alice Fishburn from Seed Magazine "Imagine if you could rewrite your mind as quickly as a document on your computer. No more painful memories, no phobias or ingrained fears, just a blank slate where the scars that mark each human life used to be. This may sound like the stuff of Hollywood...
     Posted by: nick stock
  • Why Science Tells Us Not to Rely on Eyewitness Accounts

    by Hal Arkowitz and Scott O. Lilienfeld from Scientific American "In 1984 Kirk Bloodsworth was convicted of the rape and murder of a nine-year-old girl and sentenced to the gas chamber—an outcome that rested largely on the testimony of five eyewitnesses. After Bloodsworth served nine years in prison...
     Posted by: nick stock
  • How we read each other's minds

    By Rebecca Saxe | TED.com "Sensing the motives and feelings of others is a natural talent for humans. But how do we do it? Here, Rebecca Saxe shares fascinating lab work that uncovers how the brain thinks about other peoples' thoughts -- and judges their actions." Watch the video . Image...
     Posted by: A. J. Stasic
  • What Makes Us Wise?

    By Julia Moulden | Huffington Post "Is thinking about wisdom part of getting older? Lately, I've been wondering what wisdom is. Here's how my dictionary defines it, "Understanding what is true, right, or lasting." I've been living with that definition to see if it seems, well...
     Posted by: A. J. Stasic
  • How Much of Your Memory Is True?

    By Kathleen McGowan "Rita Magil was driving down a Montreal boulevard one sunny morning in 2002 when a car came blasting through a red light straight toward her. “I slammed the brakes, but I knew it was too late,” she says. “I thought I was going to die.” The oncoming car smashed into hers, pushing...
     Posted by: A. J. Stasic
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PUBLICATIONS
  • Extending the range of adaptive misbelief: Memory “distortions” as functional features (2009)

    Pascal Boyer A large amount of research in cognitive psychology is focused on memory distortions, understood as deviations from various (largely implicit) standards. Many alleged distortions actually suggest a highly functional system that balances the cost of acquiring new information with the benefit...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: nick stock
  • A Memory-Based Model of Bounded Rationality (2002)

    In order to investigate the impact of limited memory on human behavior, I develop a model of memory grounded in psychological and biological research. I assume that people take their memories as accurate and use them to make inferences. The resulting model predicts both over- and underreaction but provides...
    (My publication) Posted by: smullainathan
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