Inevitable Illusions: How Mistakes of Reason Rule Our Minds

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Massimo Piattelli Palmarini

This highly enjoyable read covers provocative recent discoveries in the study of the mind. Demonstrates that everyone is prone to certain "cognitive" illusions or biases in thinking which lead to systematic misjudgments in decision making. Shows how those illusions have important effects on everyday life from investment decisions to the judgment of jurors. Introduces the full range of illusions including "probability blindness" and "predictability in hindsight, " all explained through the use of intriguing examples that illustrate exactly how illusions fool us.

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