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Bias in the ER

Nautilus

Humans are notoriously bad at understanding probability – and as a consequence make bad, unreasonable decisions, both in experiments and in real life. When you’re in a hospital, you better hope your doctor knows a thing or two about probability. This excellent piece goes deep on the issue (and serves as a reminder that you should read Kahneman’s «Thinking, Fast and Slow» if you haven’t already).

Published in Weekly Filet #227 In collection: Think Different

The Colors We Eat

Nautilus

«Before food gets to us, our eyes have already seasoned it.» A fascinating read on how (and to what great extent) the colour of food influences our taste (and how the food industry makes use of it). Fun fact to remember: There are two colour standards for cherries – one after bleaching, one after dyeing.

Published in Weekly Filet #216
    In collection: Best of 2015