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Finally the third installment of my cognitive bias articles is finished. I must apologize for the delay I have been so busy learning cloning techniques for my new research and dealing with many students, that when I have had free time it has been taken up napping (don’t tell my professor haha)! So in keeping [...]The post Cognitive Biases and “Doing Your Own Research”, Part 3 – Memory Errors and Biases appeared first on MostlyScience.
The Healthcare system is an exceptionally intricate system, as is the human body and mind. Imagine attempting to synchronize thinking, behavior, and actions of thousands of physicians, nurses, personal care assistants, case managers, social workers, bed managers, and finally, most importantly, patients, including their families. One patient alone may present a challenge if he/she has [...]The post Patients: Customers or Partners? appeared first on MostlyScience.
We have all seen it before, facebook and twitter posts of cancer facts, shared and re-tweeted across the sea of social media. Sometimes it’s obvious when an article is fake or trying to sell you something, sometimes it’s straight forward when it comes from a trusted source as real, but sometimes it blurs the lines [...]The post 5 Cancer Myths Exposed appeared first on MostlyScience.
This weeks photo is from Phil Hart, it is one of the most popular photos seen online when talking about bioluminescence and was taken at the Gippsland Lakes Gippsland, Victoria, Australia. Bioluminescence is the term for the light produced by a living organism. The bioluminescence seen in this photo is caused by marine-dwelling species of dinoflagellate [...]The post Bioluminescence Lakes appeared first on MostlyScience.
Following on from part 1 of cognitive biases to look out for when doing your own research, I want to now go into the social biases side of cognitive biases. Social bias, also known as attributional error, occurs when we unwittingly or deliberately give preference to (or alternatively, to look negatively upon) certain individuals, groups, [...]The post “Doing your own research”- Cognitive biases and you: Part 2, Social Biases. appeared first on MostlyScience.
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