Particularly relevant article about dataism

tona monjo tonamonjo at
Wed Feb 6 10:23:15 UTC 2013

Surely you already know, but an interesting book about cognitive biases and
lack of self-knowledge is "Predictably Irrational" (Dan Ariely). It's
specially interesting too see how everybody unconsciously defines himself
and his preferences highly influenced by the context, the latest
information received, or actions done recently.

Ariely confronts our most "rational" decisions with experiments in which
demonstrates that in most cases, they are not so rational and are highly
anchored by external influences.

Another really interesting book is "Thinking, Fast and Slow" (Daniel
Kahneman), also on cognitive biases and unpredictable behavior that can
come from the prevalence of our System 1 (intuitive, fast, working memory)
over System 2 (more rational, methodic, long-term memory), specially in
case of stress or similar circumstances. But I'm still reading and cannot
comment much more about it ;)


On Tue, Feb 5, 2013 at 6:10 PM, Treviranus, Jutta (Academic) <
jtreviranus at> wrote:

> It's interesting that the learning example only states that there is no
> data on this. Is that because we haven't yet found a way to measure
> individual outcomes given the diversity of conditions and the very small n
> of any one condition?
> Jutta
> On 2013-02-05, at 11:24 AM, "Mitchell, Jessica" <jmitchell at>
> wrote:
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