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Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Word Wednesday

Today we have apophenia - the experience of seeing patterns or connections in random or meaningless data. What's interesting is that this is a realitively new word; it was coined in 1958 by Klaus Conrad an eminent German psychologist.

*Hertnon, S. 2008. From afterwit to zemblanity. Auckland:New Holland Publishers

  2 comments:

  1. This would make for a cool super power.

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  2. You're right, but for one of those using smarts supers not a muscle one.

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