Talk:Frequency illusion

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I think this content might fit better as just part of the list in List of cognitive biases rather than as a free-standing entry. Other than the nifty alternate name (The Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon), I don't see much prospect for expansion. MarmotHead (talk) 19:35, 28 April 2014 (UTC)

For a start, it needs sources.--ZooGuard (talk) 13:01, 29 April 2014 (UTC)
OK, that wasn't easy/fun. I still doubt there's much more to this, but one barely comprehensible paper from a sea of incomprehensible papers seems to help a little. That, or I have a research-induced concussion. MarmotHead (talk) 15:58, 30 April 2014 (UTC)

The moral of the story is...[edit]

... learn a new 'difficult word or odd topic' a day (and improve your powers of observation (and even become an expert). (talk) 15:01, 29 April 2014 (UTC)

Werid name[edit]

Why's it called "Baader-Meinhof phenomenon"?--Arisboch (talk) 15:39, 7 July 2015 (UTC)

Because of one incident in a St. Paul newspaper's comment section where a commenter was astounded by hearing the name of this 1970s-1980s German terrorist group multiple times in a day. He commented about it. It took off from there. Yeah, really. MarmotHead (talk) 18:37, 7 July 2015 (UTC)

TIL Frequency Illusion[edit]

This page was linked from /r/todayilearned and sits at 4531 points. Might be worth improving article, eh? Cømяade FυzzчCαтPøтαтø (talk/stalk) 23:02, 8 March 2016 (UTC)

What connection[edit]

is there between the Frequency illusion, Pareidolia, and 'Man with hammer sees nails' everywhere'? (talk) 17:14, 28 November 2018 (UTC)

Not nothing, but not that much? Pareidolia seems to be encased in something fundamental about how sensory cognition works. Where memories are drawn from the match the sensed phenomenon. And sometimes not even memories, just instinctive pattern recognition, like the cats that run in terror form zucchini thinking they're snakes. The hammer/nail analogy is about wanting to use the tools you've got, and not feel useless and is a bit of a social phenomenon. Frequency illusion has more in common with pareidolia than the nail one, in that it represents over-active pattern recognition, but it's not really that similar. ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 17:20, 28 November 2018 (UTC)
'Category of topics likely to be mentally filed together/someone will put in "see also" links then. (talk) 18:10, 28 November 2018 (UTC)