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So, here's a thread for your favourite idiosyncrasies of the human brain.

I'll start with the McGurk Effect.

Youtube

This ones really cool to show to friends. I had an entire room wtf'n.
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#2
Tide goes in, tide goes out. You can't explain that.
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#4
Quote by Kensai
Tide goes in, tide goes out. You can't explain that.

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#6
Fundamental Attribution Error
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fundamental_attribution_error

"When other people act like cunts it's because they are cunts. When I act like a cunt it's because I'm in too much of a hurry to deal with your cuntish behaviour."
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#9
Depressive Realism
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Depressive_realism

The idea that depressed people are actually more accurate in their perception of themselves and the outside world than non-depressed people who are all somewhat deluded, which helps prevent them from becoming depressed.
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#13
Quote by TheSecondRaid
Pinochio says:
"my nose is going to grow"

...what happens?


Well, since the nose growing is out of his control, and he is merely stating an idea of the future and not something he is in control of, it wouldn't grow.

He would be wrong, but not a liar.
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#19

Schrödinger's cat
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#20
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Why are all your suggestions very much "you're all shit"? Is your name more than a name after all?
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"Why should we subsidise intellectual curiosity?"
-Ronald Reagan

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#21
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stereotype_threat

Woman do worse at tests when told they test mathematical ability. Likewise African-Americans perform worse at the same test when one group is told it tests general IQ and the other isn't.

EDIT:

For best results fullscreen the video and really try to get the number of passes right (protip, you won't). And don't read the comments, spoils the effect.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfA3ivLK_tE
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#22
Quote by leeb rocks
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stereotype_threat

Woman do worse at tests when told they test mathematical ability. Likewise African-Americans perform worse at the same test when one group is told it tests general IQ and the other isn't.


Ok, somewhat related and I can't be arsed finding a link for something so specific, and I may be remembering this somewhat incorrectly, but the sociologist Herbert Spencer (the guy who coined the term "survival of the fittest", because he didn't understand Darwin) had a conception of intelligence that essentially meant that there was a fixed mental capacity and that some people's was taken up more with lower tasks such as reflexes whereas others were using more on higher mental tasks such as intellectual thinking. Others at the time felt that reflexes etc were related to ability at higher intelligence tasks. This essentially resulted in a great situation for budding eugenicists at the time who would do reflex tests on different races, and when they found that "lower" races such as blacks did worse they would explain it using the "reflexes correlate with intelligence" hypothesis and when they found that blacks did better they would use Spencer's idea that higher reflexes meant lower intelligence. Amazing catch 22.

Spencer was a cunt though, so fuck him.
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-Ronald Reagan

"Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness."
-George Washington
#23
The following statement is true.

The previous statement is false.
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The following statement is true.

The previous statement is false.


True and false is not an actual dichotomy. [True and not true] and [false and not false] are actual dichotomies. Hence, not everything is either true or false, but everything is either true or not true, or false and not false. Under the not true category, are things not proven true and things proven not to be true. Under the not false category are things proven false and things not proven not false.
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#26
Quote by Mudmen190
True and false is not an actual dichotomy. [True and not true] and [false and not false] are actual dichotomies. Hence, not everything is either true or false, but everything is either true or not true, or false and not false. Under the not true category, are things not proven true and things proven not to be true. Under the not false category are things proven false and things not proven not false.
That is the real mind****.




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#28
What if Pinnochio said "My nose will grow"?
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#29
Quote by Gibson_SG_uzr55
What if Pinnochio said "My nose will grow"?


11th post brah.

Also, Shepard Tone
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugriWSmRxcM
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#33
Quote by thewho65
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hilbert%27s_paradox_of_the_Grand_Hotel

From what I remember, essentially how infinities fit within each other. I remember blowing people's minds with this in 8th grade or so.


I don't get it, of course a hotel with infinite rooms would hold infinite number of people
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#34
Quote by Trowzaa
I don't get it, of course a hotel with infinite rooms would hold infinite number of people


Don't worry if you don't get it. It uses the concept of infinity very flippantly.
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#36
Quote by Trowzaa
I don't get it, of course a hotel with infinite rooms would hold infinite number of people

Now say you had to make room for infinite busloads of people, each bus carrying an infinite amount of people in them.
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#38
Quote by rockingamer2
Now say you had to make room for infinite busloads of people, each bus carrying an infinite amount of people in them.

They'll fit. Another queer thing to think about infinity is simply that on googol is precisely as far from infinity as one is.
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#39
Quote by DonGlover
They'll fit. Another queer thing to think about infinity is simply that on googol is precisely as far from infinity as one is.


That's not even half way true. Infinity is not a number, you can't be any distance from it.
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