The word confidence is used both for the human feeling that a decision is correct and for the mathematical reliability of a calculated answer.

Now it seems these two meanings are more similar than expected.

Even though you don’t know it, most of your decisions are actually based on statistics rather than intuition.

Adam Kepecs, professor of neuroscience at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory said the subjective feeling of confidence is actually based on secret objective calculations performed by the brain.

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