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The Illusion Of Insight: Couples Sometimes Communicate No Better Than Strangers (Study 2011; in ScienceDaily)

“”People commonly believe that they communicate better with close friends than with strangers. That closeness can lead people to overestimate how well they communicate, a phenomenon we term the ‘closeness-communication bias,’” said Boaz Keysar, a professor in psychology at the … Continue reading

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Authors@Google: Chris Chabris

(start at min. 2) Talking about: 1. The invisible gorilla video (–> video is here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJG698U2Mvo (Gorilla is being seen (eye-tracking) but doesn’t reach level of consciousness; selective attention: “the problem is the amount of mind you have”) 2. Six … Continue reading

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NewScientist: Progress bar illusion

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