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The Curse of Knowledge

Steven Pinker, author of writing manual “The Sense of Style,” says the chief impediment to clear communication is a phenomenon called the “curse of knowledge.”

This cognitive bias basically means that “when you know something, it’s extraordinarily difficult to know what it’s like not to know it,” Pinker tells CNBC Make It. “Your own knowledge seems so obvious that you’re apt to think that everyone else knows it, too.”

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2018-03-24T08:36:47+00:00March 24th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Science|Comments Off on The Curse of Knowledge