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is there a well recognized bias towards observations that can be measured?

That described is similar, albeit depersonified, to identifiable victim effect. In both cases, whether the victim is personal or abstract, a large identifiable effect has more emotional weight than an ...
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Gestalt Principles of Perception

Perhaps seeing where it fails will help with understanding. Consider Forced-Perspective Photography, where the gestalt effect causes your brain to see a false vision of what is actually there.
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Belief that I have more holistic understanding and other are just stuck to their details

There are 2 possible candidates for your question. llusion of validity, the tendency to overestimate the accuracy of one's judgments, especially when available information is consistent or inter-...
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What is the name of the cognitive bias about groups of people with the same beliefs about others?

This is called in-group favouritism: ... a pattern of favoring members of one's in-group over out-group members. This can be expressed in evaluation of others, in allocation of resources, and in many ...
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"Polysemous heuristics": people trusts Tesla Inc more if they already trusted Nikola Tesla, even though those two are unrelated

Associating Zoom Technologies with Zoom Video Communications is just a case of misattribution through lack of knowledge. https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/publicly-listed-zoom-video-...
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Gestalt Principles of Perception

One area where Gestalt principles are widely applied is in graphic design: for instance, for logo design. Moving to a field that's a bit bigger, Gestalt principles are also used to guide web design ...
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Bias caused by the opinion of a famous person on matters they are not well-educated on?

See Wikipedia article "Argument from authority", section Appeal to false authority. That section notes an additional interesting angle, i.e., that it is also fallacious, in an ad hominem way,...
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Name of cognitive bias that causes experts to overestimate their ability in other areas?

Technically maybe not a "cognitive bias," but... "ultracrepidarianism"? Wikipedia: "Ultracrepidarianism is the tendency for people to confidently make authoritative ...
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How can we get rid of the problems of misconception, assumption, and expectation?

All three of these involve unchecked or blind use of heuristics. As such, one strategy is to slow down and formalise the logic chain, using more reflective and less automatic reasoning. Another ...
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What is the primary source of the "mount stupid" graphic?

A recent video essay on YouTube covers this topic quite well. The creator also failed to find a primary source for the "mount stupid" graphic, and concurs that it is not related to the ...
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Source of sensory data related to cognitive effort

I assume this is a question about perceived mental effort, which is closely related to (though not the same as) cognitive load, and is a specific kind of introspection, or more generally metacognition....
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