TRC #502: Mashup: Dunning-Kruger Effect + Matilda Effect + McGurk Effect

A mashup episode all about ‘effects’.  Darren discusses the sometimes misunderstood cognitive bias called the Dunning-Kruger Effect. Inspired by the movie Hidden Figures, Cristina digs into the Matilda Effect and highlights some groundbreaking women scientists who were famously and shamelessly snubbed for their achievements. Pat explains an illusion known as the McGurk Effect which demonstrates the interaction between hearing and vision in speech perception.

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Dunning-Kruger Effect

Wikipedia Dunning-Kruger Effect

Pacific Standard


Toronto Star

The Matilda Effect

Washington Post: Why men get all the credit when they work with women

The Atlantic: When Women Don’t Take Credit for Their Own Good Work

Wiki: Katherine Johnson

LA Times: Hidden Figures Katherine Johnson

Wiki: The Matilda Effect

Listverse: 10 Groundbreaking Women Scientists Written Off By History

Wiki: Jocelyn Bell Burnell

BBC: The Life Scientific – Jocelyn Bell Burnell

Wiki: Meitnerium

Mother Jones: Men taking credit women history

The Cut: Study Says Women Don’t Get Credit When They Work With Men

National Geographic: 6 Women Scientists Who Were Snubbed Due to Sexism

Huff Post: 11 Women Who Did Groundbreaking Things That Men Got The Credit For

McGurk Effect

BBC Demonstration Of The McGurk Effect

Youtube Demonstration Of The McGurk Effect

Slate: McGurk Effect

Wikipedia: McGurk Effect

Nature: Skilled Musicians Not Subject To McGurk Effect

Science Explains Why You Hear Da When This Guy Says Ba

A Causal Inference Model Explains Perception of the McGurk Effect and Other Incongruent Audiovisual Speech

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