Heuristic reasoning and cognitive biases: Are they hindrances to judgments and decision making in orthodontics?

@article{Hicks2011HeuristicRA,
  title={Heuristic reasoning and cognitive biases: Are they hindrances to judgments and decision making in orthodontics?},
  author={E Preston Hicks and George Thomas Kluemper},
  journal={American journal of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics : official publication of the American Association of Orthodontists, its constituent societies, and the American Board of Orthodontics},
  year={2011},
  volume={139 3},
  pages={297-304}
}
Studies show that our brains use 2 modes of reasoning: heuristic (intuitive, automatic, implicit processing) and analytic (deliberate, rule-based, explicit processing). The use of intuition often dominates problem solving when innovative, creative thinking is required. Under conditions of uncertainty, we default to an even greater reliance on the heuristic… CONTINUE READING