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Debunking the sixth sense

Debunking the sixth sense | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
New research has helped debunk the common belief that a sixth sense, also known as extrasensory perception, exists.
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This study goes some way to explain why people can sense something that they don't remember seeing.  I might have this wrong but it seems to be linked to our ability to be aware of change without needed to consciously become aware of that change.  Anyway, it continues the debunking of ESP.

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Memory Myths

Memory Myths | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

Many of us subscribe to false beliefs about how our memories work, sometimes with serious consequences. We debunks some common myths.

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Blue Monday: a depressing day of pseudoscience and humiliation

Blue Monday: a depressing day of pseudoscience and humiliation | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
A psychologist explains why the third Monday of January has for him become the most depressing day of the year...
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The Silhouette Illusion Study Debunks Myth About This Popular Optical Illusion

The Silhouette Illusion  Study Debunks Myth About This Popular Optical Illusion | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
A psychology professor has found that the way people perceive the Silhouette Illusion, a popular illusion that went viral and has received substantial online attention, has little to do with the viewers' personality, or whether they are left- or...
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