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Wojtek Erbetowski

Cognitive biases in software development

Abstract

With the most powerful brain of all the species - people have developed a number of mechanisms, which let us survive in a dangerous world. Although many of the jungle-life constraints are gone for a long time now, these mechanisms may prevent us from being rational. This affects the way we treat other people, judge them, make decisions and discuss.

This talk will reveal a number of eye-opening studies, mechanisms and ways leading to a development of a new behavioral instruments, which help us recognize the certain mechanism at the time it’s activated.