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The psychology behind why humans suck at reading performance data

People often think that performance testing frameworks exist because machines are good at finding patterns in performance data and humans are not. Actually, humans are very good at finding patterns in data. In fact, we’re too good. We see patterns in data where none exist because our minds are hardwired to notice them. Detecting patterns and ascribing meaning to them was once thought to be a psychotic thought process linked with schizophernia, but psychologists now understand it to be an evolutionary skill which allows us to make predictions about the...


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Published By: The Testing Planet - Monday, 26 November