My side bias; The filter bubble;

Edward Winslow edbjwinslow at GMAIL.COM
Mon Mar 6 21:46:23 UTC 2017


I agree that the graphic is fantastic. Thanks for bringing these to our
attention.
Does anyone else remember that we were told that having to write down a
"differential diagnosis" was one way to overcome "anchoring bias". I don't
remember this being called a bias, but just a way to avoid becoming
committed to a diagnosis that we then tried to defend, rather than examine.
When I teach residents, they push back at having to consider a DD,  because
no one ever looks at it, or as they get closer to practice they note that
"no one pays" for this thinking process, so those "in charge" must think
that it is unimportant. (Perhaps an unexpected consequence of our payment
system - it is hard to define complexity in Medical Decision Making)






On Mon, Mar 6, 2017 at 11:34 AM Mark Graber <
Mark.Graber at improvediagnosis.org> wrote:

> Two recent news articles of interest, both expanding on the ‘my side’ bias
> theme.  The New Yorker article has a LOVELY painting that presents a visual
> rendering of the ‘anchoring’ heuristic !  (You can only see it from the
> link, not on the downloaded version).
> http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/02/27/why-facts-dont-change-our-minds
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> This article from the Times introduces the concept of the ‘filter bubble’:
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> https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/03/arts/the-battle-over-your-political-bubble.html?_r=0
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