Tag: Psychology

The Cognitive Tradeoff Hypothesis

[clangs] This is Inuyama, Japan, a historic city home to Japan’s oldest original wooden castle. It is also home to Kyoto University’s Primate Research Institute.Here, a group of chimpanzees have been trainedto play a game that exposes something shockingabout their memories.This is going to blow your mind.Here is how it works.Take a look at these…

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The psychology of magic: Where do we look for meaning in life? | Derren Brown | Big Think

We live in a world now where we’ve comfortably dispensed with most myth and superstition for the last few hundred years. That’s the enlightenment project, you know, we have embraced a very rational approach to life and that’s wonderful and it has brought us many great things, but it’s also left us with a sort…

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How To Make a Hollow Mask Illusion – At home science – ExpeRimental #22

We make a lot of assumptions about the world around us, often based on experience. These assumptions help us make judgments and decisions quickly, but they’re not always correct. In this activity you and your kids will try to confuse your brains with an unusual mask. Tadaaa. Here we go! Have you seen something like…

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4 Weird Audio Illusions!

This is what the auditory cortex in your brain looks like… if it was made out of paper. And had a cute little face. Your auditory cortex seems well-meaning, but it can be pretty deceptive. Our hearing plays tricks on us all of the time, and it’s not your ears that are to blame. When…

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How to Exploit The Frequency Illusion to Change Your Habits

Have you ever been shopping for a car, a phone, a watch, or a pair of sunglasses and, once you settle on the model you want, you start seeing it everywhere? There’s a name for that phenomenon. It’s called the frequency illusion. And no, I’m not talking about seeing internet ads for your new “toy”…

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6 Psychological Tricks To Make People Like You IMMEDIATELY

We don’t always realize it but it is often in very small moments that people decide whether they like us or whether they don’t and that is why in this video, I want to give you 6 things that you can use to make people like you immediately. Starting with the first one, a very…

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The “End of History” Illusion – Bence Nanay

When trains began to shuttle people across the coutryside, many insisted they would never replace horses. Less than a century later, people repeated that same prediction about cars, telephones, radio, television, and computers. Each had their own host of detractors. Even some experts insisted they wouldn’t catch on. Of course, we can’t predict exactly what…

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How Harry Potter Turns You Into A Wizard

How many times have you tried to wish yourself into your favorite fictional world like what if you were actually a student at Hogwarts playing quidditch and brewing potions? Well good news! Turns out that reading harry Potter could make your dream a reality and kind of turn you into a wizard… subconsciously. Psychologists have…

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Mind-Blowing Illusions That Trick Multiple Senses

Okay, take a look at this optical illusion. Are the lines parallel… or not? What about this one? Is the black line a continuation of the red line, or the blue line? Or if it’s misaligned, which direction does it have to move in to be in line with the red one? These are examples…

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The Illusion of Truth

Research has shown that, if you’re repeatedly exposed to the phrase: “The body temperature of a chicken.” That’s right. “The body temperature of a chicken.” Even if no useful information is given about the body temperature of a chicken, you are more likely to judge as true this statement: “the body temperature of a chicken…

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