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Optical Illusions

October 20th, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

U. of Washington has a good optical illusion-experiment site. It has the Muller-Lyon illusion below and lots more that[‘s harder to post in this blog.

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  1. Eric Rasmusen
    October 21st, 2008 at 18:58 | #1

    Yes, I do think the analogy holds. We use rules of thumb that sometimes work badly and that can be improved by being warned and by careful consideration.

  2. michael webster
    October 21st, 2008 at 05:55 | #2

    Do you think that there is much to the idea that errors in decision making are the result of illusions?

    I used to think highly of this metaphor, but I find it increasingly unhelpful.

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