Monthly Archives: September 2009

Recovery from Vision

The following article talks about recovery of vision from people who were blind from birth. A couple of things really jumped out at me. 1. S.K. could identify some shapes (triangles, squares, etc.) when they were side-by-side, but not when … Continue reading

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Probability Problems and Simulation

There are a number of classic probability problems that challenge the intuition, both for students and for teachers. I have found that one way to overcome this intuition block is to write a quick simulation. A good example is the … Continue reading

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Frequentist thinking, or just bad math?

In Steven Pinker’s excellent book “How the Mind Works”, he describes how people are bad at probability assessments, but are much better at frequency assessments (pg 348). It almost comes out and says that the brain is frequentist and not … Continue reading

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A nice series to look at

Bill Harris has a nice blog entry about Bayesian versus Classical stats. I’d like to go through the rest of these posts, because I think there is some great stuff in there.

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