The gambler's fallacy is associated with weak affective decision making but strong cognitive ability.

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Gui Xue; Qinghua He; Xuemei Lei; Chunhui Chen; Yuyun Liu; Chuansheng Chen; Zhong-Lin Lu; Qi Dong; Antoine Bechara;
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  • Journal: PLoS ONE,volume 7,issue 10 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0047019, pmc: PMC3465297
  • Subject: Social and Behavioral Sciences | Research Article | Biology | Cognitive Psychology | Neuroscience | Reasoning | Medicine | Human Intelligence | Q | R | Psychology | Decision Making | Science | Human Performance | Cognitive Neuroscience | Behavior

Humans demonstrate an inherent bias towards making maladaptive decisions, as shown by a phenomenon known as the gambler’s fallacy (GF). The GF has been traditionally considered as a heuristic bias supported by the fast and automatic intuition system, which can be overco... View more
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