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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? Herr FuzzyKatzenPotato (talk/stalk) 23:02, 8 March 2016 (UTC)