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Pavlovian conditioning can cause humans to unconsciously flinch from even thinking about a serious personal problem they have, we call it an "Ugh Field"1. The '''Ugh Field''' forms a self-shadowing blind spot covering an area desperately in need of optimization, imposing huge costs.
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Pavlovian conditioning can cause humans to unconsciously flinch from even thinking about a serious personal problem they have. We call it an "Ugh Field". The '''Ugh Field''' forms a self-shadowing blind spot covering an area desperately in need of optimization.
  
 
==Blog posts==
 
==Blog posts==
  
 
*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/21b/ugh_fields/ Ugh fields] by [[Roko]]
 
*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/21b/ugh_fields/ Ugh fields] by [[Roko]]
*[http://wikilesswrong.com/lw/2cv/defeating_ugh_fields_in_practice/ Defeating Ugh Fields in Practice] by Psychohistorian
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*[http://wikilesswrong.com/lw/2cv/defeating_ugh_fields_in_practice/ Defeating Ugh Fields in Practice] by [[Psychohistorian]]
  
 
==See also==
 
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*[[Trivial inconvenience]]
 
*[[Trivial inconvenience]]
  
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Revision as of 03:00, 28 March 2011

Pavlovian conditioning can cause humans to unconsciously flinch from even thinking about a serious personal problem they have. We call it an "Ugh Field". The Ugh Field forms a self-shadowing blind spot covering an area desperately in need of optimization.

Blog posts

See also