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43Folders blogs Annalee on overstimulation, bad soccer calls, and the new currencies that comprise ‘the attention economy:’

But the researchers found something far more interesting. 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.

‘These results have practical implications for perceptual decisions in everyday life,’ wrote the authors in their paper. ‘They predict an increase in high-confidence errors when decisions are made in cluttered environmentsá.’

As in: almost everywhere these days.