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Anosognosia – “The Signal and the Noise: The Art and Science of Prediction” – Nate Silver

November 24th, 2012 · Comments Off on Anosognosia – “The Signal and the Noise: The Art and Science of Prediction” – Nate Silver · Psychology

Schelling suggests that our problems instead run deeper. When a possibility is unfamiliar to us, we do not even think about it. Instead we develop a sort of mind-blindness to it. In medicine this is called anosognosia: part of the physiology of the condition prevents a patient from recognizing that they have the condition. Some […]

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What he Knew he Knew Well. Unfortunately What he Did Not Know he did Not Suspect Existed – “Burr” – Gore Vidal

September 25th, 2012 · Comments Off on What he Knew he Knew Well. Unfortunately What he Did Not Know he did Not Suspect Existed – “Burr” – Gore Vidal · Policy, Prediction, Psychology, Statistics

Yet Adams’ intelligence, though limited, was profound. What he knew he knew well. Unfortunately what he did not know he did not suspect existed.

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