Self-proclaimed experts, and the twists and turns of people chewing and swallowing — these are the things that turn up in this week’s Improbable Research podcast.
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This week, Marc Abrahams tells about:
- The impossible expertise of self-proclaimed experts. (The Dunning-Kruger Effect / “When Knowledge Knows No Bounds — Self-Perceived Expertise Predicts Claims of Impossible Knowledge,” Stav Atir, Emily Rosenzweig, David Dunning, Psychological Science, vol. 26 no. 8, 2015, pp. 1295-1303. / “Unskilled and Unaware of It: How Difficulties in Recognizing One’s Own Incompetence Lead to Inflated Self-Assessments,” David Dunning and Justin Kruger, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, vol. 77, no. 6, December 1999, pp. 1121-34. Featuring dramatic readings by Robin Abrahams.)
- Chewing and swallowing research. (Bellisle, France, B. Guy-Grand, and J. Le Magnen (2000). ‘Chewing and Swallowing as Indices of the Stimulation to Eat During Meals in Humans: Effects Revealed by the Edogram Method and Video Recordings.’ Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews 24 (2): 223–28. / Bellisle, France, and Anne-Marie Dalix (2001). ‘Cognitive Restraint Can Be Offset by Distraction, Leading to Increased Meal Intake in Women.’ American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 74 (2): 197–200. Featuring dramatic readings by Jean Berko Gleason.) Here’s detail from the “Chewing and swallowing” study:
The mysterious John Schedler or the shadowy Bruce Petschek perhaps did the sound engineering this week.
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