Unknown Unknowns: The Problem of Hypocognition

Kaidi Wu and David Dunning wrote an article for Scientific American called Unknown Unknowns: The Problem of Hypocognition.

« Often, human fate rests not on what people know but what they fail to know. Often, life’s outcomes are determined by hypocognition…  Hypocognition, a term introduced to modern behavioral science by anthropologist Robert Levy, means the lack of a linguistic or cognitive representation for an object, category, or idea… [We are] hypocognitive of the numerous concepts that elude our awareness. We wander about the unknown terrains of life as novices more often than experts, complacent of what we know and oblivious to what we miss. » Continue reading “Unknown Unknowns: The Problem of Hypocognition”