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Old 07-11-2017, 01:07 AM
PatrickLondon PatrickLondon is offline
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Originally Posted by guizot View Post
I think this may be what is called salience effect bias, or saliency bias.
The non-scientific answer might be "not seeing the wood for the trees".

This is a distant cousin to the problem of the caretaker's bicycle (where a committee will spend half an hour arguing about where the caretaker's bicycle should be stored and then vote through a multi-million project more or less on the nod).