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14: Hindsight Bias

14: Hindsight Bias

The Hindsight Bias is a common phenomenon where people claim they knew something would happen after it occurs. It is also known as the "I told you so" bias.

  • The bias causes our memories of past events to be distorted, making it seem like we had more knowledge beforehand.
  • Imagine it as a virus that overwrites our past thoughts. This makes it difficult to accurately remember our previous knowledge.
  • The bias can make us seem like experts after the fact, but in reality, our memories are often inaccurate.


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