Conscious versus unconscious thinking in the medical domain: the deliberation-without-attention effect examined

@inproceedings{Bonke2014ConsciousVU,
  title={Conscious versus unconscious thinking in the medical domain: the deliberation-without-attention effect examined},
  author={Benno Bonke and Robert Zietse and Geoff Norman and Henk G. Schmidt and Roger Bindels and Silvia Mamede and Remy M. J. P. Rikers},
  booktitle={Perspectives on medical education},
  year={2014}
}
Previous studies have shown that with important decisions, unconscious thought has surprisingly led to better choices than conscious thought. The present study challenges this so-called 'deliberation-without-attention effect' in the medical domain. In a computerized study, physicians and medical students were asked, after either conscious or unconscious thought, to estimate the 5-year survival probabilities of four fictitious patients with varying medical characteristics. We assumed that… CONTINUE READING

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