The psychology of scientists: The role of cognitive biases in sustaining bad science

 Dorothy Bishop

Professor of Developmental Neuropsychology, University of Oxford

I shall discuss how scientific thinking is not natural for humans: biased attention in conditions of information overload, use of cognitive schemata, and asymmetric moral reasoning all play a part in sustaining maladaptive scientific practices.

Video and ppt to download here

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