Can we trust our own eyes? The science of “motivated seeing” says not always.

Post Reply
User avatar
bindeweede
Site Admin
Posts: 3774
Joined: Sun Oct 25, 2015 3:45 pm
Location: Hertfordshire, UK

Can we trust our own eyes? The science of “motivated seeing” says not always.

Post by bindeweede »

This idea that we see what we want to see is called motivated perception. It’s similar to another concept — motivated reasoning, where we come to conclusions we’re predisposed to believe in.
Interesting and lengthy article on "How desire can warp our view of the world."

https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/ ... psychology

Matt
Posts: 977
Joined: Sun Oct 25, 2015 7:50 pm

Re: Can we trust our own eyes? The science of “motivated seeing” says not always.

Post by Matt »

"I'll see it when I believe it"

chaggle
Posts: 2586
Joined: Mon Oct 26, 2015 10:01 am

Re: Can we trust our own eyes? The science of “motivated seeing” says not always.

Post by chaggle »

Matt wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:33 am
"I'll see it when I believe it"
Very good.
Don't blame me - I voted remain :con

Tony.Williams
Posts: 1174
Joined: Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:05 am
Location: Still somewhere in England
Contact:

Re: Can we trust our own eyes? The science of “motivated seeing” says not always.

Post by Tony.Williams »

Obviously true when it comes to estimating the numbers at US Presidential inaugurations...

Post Reply