On the SNAP.PA site (PA is the Press Association in London) yesterday, a piece by Thomas Hornall, “After you learn a new fact it appears everywhere again and again – here’s why”, about the frequency illusion, a selective attention phenomenon closely related to confirmation bias — on which, see this Gary Larson Far Side cartoon (from the Sex Mahoney website on 12/6/11):
Archive for the ‘Illusions’ Category
Ann Burlingham writes from Canada to report two non-standard verb forms she found there:
And she asked: are Canadians regularizing verbs faster than USAns?
Well no, but she’s noticing the verb forms more when she’s away from home (western New York state): a version of the Local Color Illusion.