Monthly Archives: January 2019

A LEFT AND RIGHT BRAIN

And A Fast And Slow Mind  Metaphorically describing a multifaceted process of decision making. Many years ago it was proposed that a person who is “right-brained” is said to be more intuitive, creative, emotional, and subjective. A person who is … Continue reading

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SOCIAL MEDIA

A Decision Making impairment? Social media is bad. It takes your worst parts — your vanity, your ignorance,                        your credulity — and makes them even worse.  Mark Dunbar*  So much … Continue reading

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CURIOSITY DOESN’T KILL YOU

It Enhances Your Living  To me, curiosity is another name for positive uncertainty. The well-known idiom, “curiosity killed the cat”, is meant to be a warning that too much interest in something can be dangerous. This blog suggests that not … Continue reading

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WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?

Or “Stay The Course?”  There is an old joke about a man, who asks a stranger the way to Edinburgh,                               to which the stranger replies: “If … Continue reading

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HOW DOCTORS THINK

Revisited  Cognitive biases in medical education — and in personal decision making.  In my recent blog, Thoughts About Thinking, Dec.16, I quoted Jerome Groopman’s  2007 best-selling book, How Doctor’s Think. He was asking questions of doctors that I then asked … Continue reading

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