Think You Can Solve The Simple Riddle That 50% Of Harvard Students Get Wrong?

The Cognitive Reflection test is 3 questions that more than 50% of Harvard students get wrong. Try answering one of them for yourself before you reading any further.

1. A bat and a ball cost $1.10. The bat costs one dollar more than the ball. So, how much does the ball cost?

Think about that question first and then watch the video.

Yale Professor Shane Frederick designed the three questions to test how well people suppress their initial reaction in favor of a more thought out answer.

The results are telling. Researchers found the worse your perform on this test, the more prone you are to cognitive bias. But, there are ways to improve your answers.

The results are telling. Researchers found the worse your perform on this test, the more prone you are to cognitive bias. But, there are ways to improve your answers.

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