25 Interesting Phenomena of a Human Mind

August 19, 2022
Comments (5)
  1. Thei says:

    Very nice post! Few additions though:
    Halo effect: You explained the horn effect, the halo effect is the opposite.

    Social loafing: It is correct that in a rope pulling task people will show social loafing. However, in complex tasks there is social facilitation, people working harder than they would in group than when alone.

    Spotlight effect: This mainly affects teenagers.

    1. Starlight says:

      Online disinhibition effect

  2. Eduardo says:

    Brazilian people have a severe lack of functional fixedness. I’ve seen people use a kettle, a bottle and a pipe to have hot tap water.

  3. Sadie says:

    Where is Gaslighting? When someone feeds you so much false information that you start to believe it yourself.

  4. Thaddeus says:

    Another few additions:

    The Mandela Affect: Refers to a phenomenon in which a large number of people share false memories of past events, referred to as confabulation

    The Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon: the phenomenon where one stumbles upon some obscure piece of information—often an unfamiliar word or name—and soon afterwards encounters the same subject again, often repeatedly.

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