Memory biases and cognitive biases

January 23, 2011 | By | Reply More

I’ve previously linked to Wikipedia’s pages for memory biases and cognitive biases. But I’m linking to them again because these pages make great checklists for figuring out what went wrong (cognitively speaking) almost every time I listen to any of our political or religious leaders speaking.  And might as well throw in this long list of fallacies for good measure.   Many of these problems usually apply to anything you hear on the national stage.

BTW, I hear a lot of people (mostly academics) attacking Wikipedia, and I don’t understand the frustration.  Wikipedia is an amazing free resource (and many other people acknowledge this, among them, many academics).  Name any other single research tool that offers so much.  And then consider that it is free for users.

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Category: Psychology Cognition, Reference Sites

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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