A battle of ideas is going on inside your mindThis article also led me to the We're Only Human Blog, which covers this study and related topics.
" [Wisdom of Crowds]... a pair of psychologists have found an intriguing corollary. They have discovered that two guesses made by the same person at different times are also better than one ... Edward Vul at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harold Pashler at the University of California, San Diego, have revealed in a study just published in Psychological Science that the average of first and second guesses is indeed better than either guess on its own ... "
Wednesday, July 02, 2008
Battle of Ideas in Your Mind
According to the details of the article, would seem to indicate that there are multiple presences buzzing about in our brain that could be used to make group choices. I am still unimpressed overall with the 'Wisdom of Crowds' phenomenon, its a weak approach that makes excuses for us to keep from really understanding physical phenomena. Last resort at best.