We think we experience the real world but we do not at all. Our perception of the world is deeply flawed
Look at Colour Constancy, where our brain decides what colour we should see. Or Apophenia where we see patterns that aren’t there. Or Chronostasis, where the first second of a clock is seemingly suspended in time.
Our memories are flawed because Everything is a Story. Look at the The Mandela Effect.
We have a strong Negativity Bias. We are more sensitive to losses than gains. We overestimate the risks of that which is vivid and immediate in theAvailability Heuristic
We forget where we found information and experiernce Source Amnesia
Still though, because of the Dunning Kruger Effectwe might not know what we don’t know.
The flip side of this is due to The Flynn Effect, people are getting smarter all the time.
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Dunning Kruger Effect
This is a cognitive bias where those who are unskilled rate their ability much higher than it actually is. They...
Everything is a Story
Humans like to see everything as a story, with a beginning middle and end. Or we tell a narrative from...
The Mandela Effect
A collective false memory that persists despite all available evidence. For example, lots of people believe Nelson Mandela was shot...
History is Written by the Winners
We should always be aware that because of our [[Perception Problems]], our [[History is Always Edited]] There’s no objective series...
We place more importance on negative things than positive ones. For example, ask for feedback from ten people and one...
Pareidolia is similar to [[Apophenia]], where the human brain makes connections between unrelated things. However, pareidolia is more concerned with...