Thinking and deciding are central to our daily lives. The Less Wrong community aims to gain expertise in how human brains think and decide, so that we can do it more successfully. We use insights from cognitive science, social psychology, probability theory, and decision theory to improve our understanding of how the world works and what we can do to achieve our goals. Want to know if your doctor's diagnosis is correct? It helps to understand Bayes' Theorem. Want to make a plan for achieving your goals? It helps to know the ways in which we don't know our own desires. Want to make the world a better place? It helps to know about the cognitive bias called 'scope insensitivity', and that some charities are more efficient than others. We discuss and practice these skills on the main blog, in the discussion area, and in regular meetups around the world. This group is for the Buffalo, NY Less Wrong meetup. Come meet us if you're in the area.

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Recent Meetups

  • May 3 · 2:00 PM

    Sunday Meetup

    5 Members

    Hey everyone,It seems like its been a while since our last LW meetup. I recently read this post on LW and thought it would be great thing to actually try out. Let... Learn more
  • March 16 · 7:00 PM

    Monday Meetup

    5 Members

    Hey guys,Lets discuss science reporting. Scott Alexander provides a wonderful critique of recent paper that has been widely reported upon claiming to have discovered the... Learn more
  • February 22 · 2:00 PM

    Gaming Meetup

    6 Members

    Hey all,We talked about some cool ideas about developing games that encourage rational problem solving. Let's try out those ideas and see how what works. I'm excited to... Learn more
  • February 1 · 2:00 PM

    Sunday Meetup

    3 Members

    This week we're going to discuss rational characters in fiction and media. We will also discuss ways of making games that teach thinking skills and rationality.
  • January 19 · 7:00 PM

    Monday Meetup

    4 Members

    Hey guys, I'm interested in talking about "the quantified self" movement. Simply put, this is a movement to use technology to gather data about yourself (eating behavior... Learn more
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