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Revue de neuropsychologie


Ultracrepidarianism, cognitive biases and COVID-19 Article à paraître

AP-HP Sorbonne Université, Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière, Département de Neurologie, Paris, France
Sorbonne Université, GRC n̊ 21, Alzheimer Precision Medicine, Paris, France
Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle épinière – ICM, Sorbonne Université,
Inserm U1127, CNRS 7225, Paris, France
Institut de la Mémoire et de la Maladie d’Alzheimer, Département de Neurologie, Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière, 47-83 boulevard de l’Hôpital, 75651 Paris cedex 13, France
* Correspondence

“True science teaches us to doubt and to abstain in ignorance.” Claude Bernard, Introduction to the Study of Experimental Medicine, 1865. Beyond the acronym COVID, this epidemic allowed me to learn a new word: ultracrepidarianism. This term, according to Wikipedia, corresponds to “the behaviour that consists of giving one's opinion on subjects on which one has no credible or proven competence”. The media coverage of this pandemic has amplified this ancient phenomenon, which [...]