Friday, June 25, 2010

We're too dumb to know how dumb we are

Today's Feed-Your-Head-Friday feature explores cognition and Donald Rumsfeld's "unknown unknowns." Juicy!

The Anosognosic’s Dilemma: Something’s Wrong but You’ll Never Know What It Is (Part 1)

1 comment:

paul said...

Fascinated by this article...My work forces me to make decisions. Sometimes, maybe all too frequently, I don't know the answer and yet I launch myself and others on a course of action. I don't move forward because I'm rock-solid certain about the decision. I move forward because it is into the abyss of the unknown that I/we must go to come out on the other side. This is probably working at the level of the known -unknowns but I tend to call that impulse to move forward--- creativity. I wonder if the impulse to move forward through our unknown-unknowns is essentially the creative process as much as it is our evolutionary process? Clearly, evolution at its core is creative. I don't know why but my thoughts are drawn to a classic response to the question "what is an artist?" And the answer is that the artist is someone who looks out over the edge of the known and returns to share through his/her art with the rest of us what they saw on the other side.