Hypocognition and evidence‐based medicine

  title={Hypocognition and evidence‐based medicine},
  author={Aldo Mariotto},
  journal={Internal Medicine Journal},
  • A. Mariotto
  • Published 1 January 2010
  • Medicine
  • Internal Medicine Journal
The enthusiasm for evidence‐based medicine (EBM) has not been accompanied by the same success in bridging the gap between theory and practice. This paper advances the hypothesis that the phenomenon psychologists call hypocognition may hinder the development of EBM. People tend to respond to frames rather than to facts. To be accepted, a theory, however robust, must fit into a person's mental framework. The absence of a simple, consolidated framework is referred to as hypocognition… 

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