Originally Posted by tenbob
Focus Issue 174 March 2007
"Snappy decisions are more reliable than those you spend ages chewing over. In tests at University College London, participants were asked to find the odd one out on a screen of identical symbols. Computers tracked their eye movements and switched off the screen once the correct symbol had been glimpsed. People given the least amount of time to linger on the symbol were better at identifiying it"
I just thought this may be an interesting aspect to this thread.
Edit : Nice to see you back Rammer
While this is true for the experiment in question, extremely quick decisions start to become less reliable the more variables that are involved. In the experiment there was only one thing that was different and that was one symbol. Also the brain recognizes visual cues faster than you can think about them.
However poker is much more complicated than picking a different symbol out of a group. In other words the more complicated a decision is, the more you improve your accuracy by lending thought to it.
As for the point of the original post, when I multitalbe it is to stave of boredom mostly, or to keep myself from doing anything stupid in the beginning of a MTT.