Simplicity in models has aesthetic appeal. The mechanisms are readily understood and communicated, and they are amenable to step-by-step scrutiny. Furthermore, Popper has argued that simpler models are more falsifiable. However, the idea that humans make many decisions using simple heuristic mechanisms is important not just because the resulting simple models are transparent and easily falsifiable. More important, simple heuristics may be the only approach available for real minds making decisions in the real, uncertain, time-pressured world.

Breaking Bulimia

Breaking Bulimia

We have all been there: turning to the refrigerator if feeling lonely or bored or indulging in seconds or thirds if strained. But if you suffer from bulimia, the from time to time urge to overeat is more like an obsession.

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