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Thus, in some cases, having limited knowledge can actually lead to more accurate outcomes.

At the time, I had just moved to Boston and didn’t know that many people yet, so I figured I would give the speed-dating scene a go.You might assume that when trying to find a good dating partner, having a large, varied pool of potential candidates available to you is a good thing, but new research indicates that it is not.Alison Lenton and Marco Francesconi recently published an article in the in which they analyzed over 3,700 human dating decisions across 84 speed-dating events.Because of their simplicity, heuristics have long been viewed as inferior to rational thought.In particular, people tend to assume that it is always a good thing to think long and hard about everything, consciously deliberating different potential outcomes and rationally weighing different pros and cons.

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