Thursday, August 02, 2007

Machismo when the party gets loud

Now this was fascinating: "Subjects who made incorrect decisions under "noisy" conditions tended to have extremely high confidence that their decisions were right. They were far more confident than the subjects dealing with a noncluttered image."

Hmmm...so, the "louder" and more confusing it gets, visually speaking, the more machismo shows up at the party.

The original article, "Visual Clutter Causes High-Magnitude Errors," can be found here.

3 comments:

Rich's ramblings said...

Rob, thanks for pointing us to that article. Yet another article that can substantiate the need for a stripped down, highly mobile armed force that can run and punch as per John Lind's 4G warfare writings http://www.d-n-i.net/fcs/4th_gen_war_gazette.htm Eliminate all but the essential forces and decision makers on site, and further reduce the distractions and corresponding likelihood of erroneous decisions.

Cheers

Rich

Rich's ramblings said...

Oops, I meant John Boyd, not John Lind.

Not enough coffee yet ;-)

Robert said...

Rich, it's a good argument for paring out all but essential information. Getting there, of course, is the key.