The Reality Check #145: The Halo Effect + Hypnosis + Gold Fish Memory

Elan talks about the Halo Effect, which is when a single attribute misrepresents the whole. Adam explores hypnosis, is it really a separate state of mind? Darren busts the myth that goldfish only have a short term memory of 3 seconds.

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Show Notes

The Halo Effect

The Halo Effect: Evidence for Unconscious Alteration of Judgments Richard E. Nisbett and Timothy DeCamp Wilson University of Michigan
LessWrong – The Halo effect
The Economist – The Halo Effect


Hypnosis – The Skeptic’s Dictionary

Goldfish Memory

Wikipedia on Goldfish Intelligence


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