Perception Problems


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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