Confirmation bias

Confirmation bias is the tendency for people to search for, interpret, favor, and recall information in a way that confirms their preexisting beliefs or hypotheses. It is a type of cognitive bias and a systematic error of inductive reasoning. People display confirmation bias when they gather or remember information selectively, or when they interpret it … Read more

Wait state

A wait state is a delay built into a microprocessor to allow other devices on the same bus to catch up. A wait state is inserted when the microprocessor is reading data from a slower device, such as main memory or certain types of I/O devices. In a one-wait-state system, the microprocessor inserts one clock … Read more