Rationality Freiburg

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How Statistics Trick Our Brain

Start: Friday, February 3, 2023 6:00 pm
End: Friday, February 3, 2023 8:30 pm
Location: Haus des Engagements, Rehlingstraße 9 (inner courtyard), 79100 Freiburg (Map, Coordinates: 47.98934, 7.83945)
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You can get a headstart by reading the following posts on lesswrong.com.

What will we do?

We will continue our discussion on Bayesian thinking while navigating decisions and how it can help us to avoid many cognitive biases. At the beginning of this meetup, we will briefly discuss about cognitive biases and Bayes’ rule with some examples. You are welcome to bring your personal experience in these two topics. Followed by that, we will discuss how statistics can be misused to trick our brains.

A mathematical background is not necessary, and the goal is to make the subject very intuitive and simple.

Following the discussion about cognitive biases, we will play some games about the related topics with the educational purpose of conveying information.


You are worried you have nothing to contribute? No worries! Everyone is welcome!

We will decide on using German or English as the main language depending on the people who turn up. Just come, we will figure it out!

This meetup will be hosted by Bibhu.

There will be snacks and drinks!!!

We will go and get dinner after the meetup. Anyone who has time is welcome to join.


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