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)
The moral of the story is...
- 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
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)
- 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)