Noise - Part II - Your Mind is a Measuring Instrument

Noise - Part II - Your Mind is a Measuring Instrument

Interesting to learn how your mind makes judgments. Two types of judgments: predictive and evaluative. How to measure errors from bias and noise. How to measure the cost of noise. And how to deal with catastrophic consequences.

Drilling down the noise to three components: system noise, level noise, and pattern noise. How to measure (and compensate) the noises. Occasional noise as a part of pattern noise. How to compensate occasional noise: wisdom-of-crowds effect, crowd-within-the-one effect, second answer effect, and dialectical bootstrapping tool.

How the group work influences the noise. Informational cascade and social pressure cascade. How to deal with them. The effect of group polarization.

In January, together with the Rational Answer books club, I am reading a new book from the Nobel Prize-winning author of “Thinking, Fast and Slow” and the coauthor of “Nudge”, a revolutionary exploration of why people make bad judgments and how to make better ones—“a tour de force”

The book on Amazon: Daniel Kahneman, Olivier Sibony, Cass R. Sunstein - Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgment

I share a mind-map of the Part II - it digs down into the Noise problem and starts giving some hints on how to utilize the noise and how to reduce it:

  • Chapter 4. Matters of Judgment
  • Chapter 5. Measuring Error
  • Chapter 6. The Analysis of Noise
  • Chapter 7. Occasion Noise
  • Chapter 8. How Groups Amplify Noise

Download full mind map (PDF)

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