Brabble: Clever Hans, Part 2: The Rise and Fall of Hans

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July 30, 2020

Ridiculous History

Clever Hans, Part 2: The Rise and Fall of Hans

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Unconvinced by claims of this horse's mathematical acumen, psychologist Oskar Pfungst conducted a series of experiments to determine whether Clever Hans was actually solving problems. Pfungst discovered there were serious issues with Hans's 'performance' ... but he also, in a roundabout way, ended up proving Hans was, in some ways, more clever than the average person. Ben also pitches a stunning conclusion to a (fake) movie about Hans's life post-fame. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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