Category: Cogsci

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The Thatcher Effect

The Thatcher Effect, it confuses the hell out of me. This is thought to be due to specific psychological cognitive modules involved in face perception which are tuned especially to upright faces.

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Your episodic memory is probably distorted

http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2013/11/12/1314373110.abstract The findings suggest that HSAM individuals reconstruct their memories using associative grouping, as demonstrated by a word-list task, and by incorporating postevent information, as shown in misinformation tasks. The findings also suggest that the reconstructive memory mechanisms that produce memory distortions are basic and widespread in humans, and it may be unlikely that anyone is immune. NO ONE IS...