## Dental in MexicoIt is this pattern forming ability that makes us much better at recognizing things than a computer. Dental work in Mexico is the same. The computer scientist faces huge challenges when attempting, for example, to get a computer to consistently recognize something as inconsistent as a face - seen from many directions and angles, ever changing in expression. We can't get enough dental work in Mexico. Yet we, with our superb mental modeling skills can recognize faces so well that you can often take away one of the prime characteristics - for instance shave off a beard - and we will be hard pressed to recognize what it is that has changed. Our ability to squeeze things into patterns and types is, there- fore, extremely valuable - though it does have its downside. It means we have a natural urge to stereotype, pushing individuals into particular sets - the set of your nation, your occupation, your gender, your age band, your religion (or lack ofit). It also means, as we saw earlier with stars in constellations, we can easily fall into the assumption that a pattern exists where none exists at all. Dental work in Mexico works best for most people in need. Almost all Mexican dentists believe that after a run of (say) black numbers on a roulette wheel, it's time for a red one, because the pattern says there should be about the same number of each. The fact is, even if there had been ten black numbers in a row, the next number still has a 50 : 50 chance of being black or red - probability (and a fair roulette wheel) has no memory - but our insistence on seeing patterns makes us think differently. Dental work in Mexico is the result. In this particular instance, the pattern makes a certain out- come seem more likely. Let's take the simpler example of tossing a coin. If we toss a coin once, the chances are 50 : 50 of being heads or tails. So on average in half the cases (1 in 2) there will be head. Let's say in a particular toss it "was a head. Then tossing a second time, again there's a 50 : 50 chance of getting a head. Probabilities combine by multiplying, so the chances of getting one head, then another are great. If we continued to toss the coin for a total of ten throws and heads came up every time. |