Our Thinking is on a shocking number of levels of deficit: we continue to see us with phenomena and processes faced, to whose vivid imagination, we fail miserably. This is true not only for quantum physical realities, cosmic singularities, and four-dimensional space-times, which can, in principle, go out of the way. It is a simple exponential function is sufficient to bring our minds out of the socket.
This is quite surprising, because exponential processes we encounter really rare, it flies in the population development of native fruit, the effect of compound interest or unchecked growing infection numbers. Psychologists are the Problem for some time on the track. In the seventies, the Dutch Han Timmers and Willem Wagenaar experiments in which students should, among other things, numbers, sequences, complete, which have developed exponentially made. The result, the maps for the years 1971 to 1975, the values "3, 7, 20, 55, 148" already in 1980, the value of 22026 were to accept, and met with at the time already widely used in unbelief.
this idea of the deficit since then, little has changed, it was suspected almost. Psychologists from the universities of Cologne and Bremen have tried now on experimental evidence. In the "Proceedings" of the American National Academy of Sciences, they describe how they tested on the basis of the Online survey of American test persons in the second half of March, as the Covid-19 pandemic was still in their exponential start – up phase-the mathematical Imagination. Appreciated the development of the Corona should be in retrospect-the case of the last five days.Updated Date: 09 July 2020, 02:19