📝Blue Dot Effect

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Psychology Cognitive Bias
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Everything is Fucked
  • Humans are conditioned by the input we see. If we see a lot of blue dots first, we start expecting that many of the dots are blue. If the new dots are less blue and more to the purple, we perceive them as more blue.
  • This also happens for all sorts of things. e.g., if we see lots of threatening faces first, we start misinterpret neutral or positive faces as threatening.
  • Subject that were asked to detect unethical job posting, started moving their moral boundaries and perceive fine postings as unethical later in experiment.
  • In other words, we see what we expect to see

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