The Art of Seeing! Does looking at art help to avoid cognitive bias in decision making?
Looking at art is considered an interesting and useful way of learning observational skills. When looking at art, we often immediately have a feeling about the artwork, but when we observe more thoroughly, there is a lot more to see than we initially thought. An excellent and fun way of obtaining observational skills! But do those skills contribute to better decision making and improved performance in other settings?
In this project we aim to address the educational challenge of teaching observational skills and determine whether observational skills learned in an art museum are transferable to students’ observational skills in the diagnostic process, making students less susceptible to cognitive biases and fostering their diagnostic performance.