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Perception switching

The current New Scientist includes an article about perception switching.  They use the figure below. “Why your brain flips over visual illusions” is about the brain and perceptual switching (the on-line version also has a great video to play with). These sorts of illusions provide a metaphor for how we should act when doing statistical … Continue reading

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A quant review of “The Quants” by Scott Patterson

There were giant mutant quants destroying every … Oh, sorry.  That was ants not quants, and it was a Japanese movie not a book. Given my blog’s remit, it seems obligatory to review this book.  The full title is significant.  It is “The Quants: How A New Breed Of Math Whizzes Conquered Wall Street And … Continue reading

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