86 (5) pp 323

Title: 
How we fool ourselves and others - cognitive biases in veterinary medicine
Author(s): 
K. FLORIZOONE
Abstract: 

Because of the way the human brain functions, we are very susceptible to making mistakes. Inthis article, twenty thinking errors, which may lead to wrong diagnoses and treatments in veterinarymedicine, are described. How sensitive we are in making these mistakes depends rather on rationalitythan on intelligence. Rationality can be measured and trained, but only if we realize there is a problemin the first place.

Full text: 
pp 323-331