Ways Human Minds Systematically (and predictably) Misperceive Things

The article cited below is very interesting if you have an interest in how the human brain makes some of the decisions it does, and does so in incorrect ways that can be predicted. It was written from the perspective of how security systems ought to be designed but has a much boader appeal and a very good bibliography if you’re interested in human perceptions.

See: http://www.computer.org/portal/web/computingnow/content?g=53319&type=article&urlTitle=security-and-cognitive-bias:-exploring-the-role-of-the-mind&mkt_tok=3RkMMJWWfF9wsRokuKvPZKXonjHpfsX56%2BwkWaC3lMI%2F0ER3fOvrPUfGjI4ITcZ0dvycMRAVFZl5nQ9XF%2FCAaIVS

One of the references in the article is to the book Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman. He received the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his work challenging the rational model of judgment and decision making. He has many scholarly works, this particular book is intended for a general audience. The figure leading off this post is from Kahneman.
http://www.amazon.com/Thinking-Fast-Slow-Daniel-Kahneman/dp/0374275637/ref=sr_1_sc_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1355970136&sr=8-1-spell&keywords=thinng+fast+and+slow” title=”Amazon Link”

About Patrick Sullivan

Pat Sullivan is an electrical engineer by training, corrupted into an Information Assurance architect--He recently let slip the secret motto of all IA people: "We're not happy 'til you're not happy." He likes to read science fiction and espionage thrillers, has a few patents, and is trying hard to breath life into a science fiction novel.

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