Apophenia

Apophenia

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Apophenia is the experience of seeing meaningful patterns or connections in random or meaningless data. The term was coined in 1958 by Klaus Conrad, who defined it as the "unmotivated seeing of connections" accompanied by a "specific experience of an abnormal meaningfulness," but it has come to represent the human tendency to seek patterns in random nature in general, as with gambling, paranormal phenomena, religion, and even attempts at scientific observation. Conrad originally described this phenomenon in relation to the distortion of reality present in psychosis, but it has become more widely used to describe this tendency in healthy individuals without necessarily implying the presence of neurological differences or mental illness.show more

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  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 12mm | 322g
  • Duc
  • United States
  • English
  • 613672796X
  • 9786136727967