Wrongly Attributing cause- illusions of connection
- If two events happen at the same time (they are coincidents) and we assume that one causes another.
- In some situations, it is obvious that there is no connection, for example, you think of your friend and it starts to rain. There is no link there.
- In other situations, you may have had an X-file moment- you were thinking of your friend and at the same moment, your friend phones you.
- Hood proposes that our brains are designed to detect structure and order in our environment. We are causal determinists- we assume that outcomes are caused by preceding events. This combination of sensing patterns and inferring causes…
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