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

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:59 pm
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

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

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:33 am
by Matt
"I'll see it when I believe it"

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

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:56 pm
by chaggle
Matt wrote: Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:33 am "I'll see it when I believe it"
Very good.

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

Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:57 pm
by Tony.Williams
Obviously true when it comes to estimating the numbers at US Presidential inaugurations...