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This failure to notice what should be very apparent is something we unconsciously experience every day as our brains filter the barrage of visual information which we are flooded with. And apparently it has a name; it is called change blindness.

2010-06-11

 change blindness psychology perception brain neuroscience cognition artificial intelligence deception advertisement attention recognition
California is weighing whether to allow advert-broadcasting digital number plates on vehicles, in a bid to raise revenue for the cash-strapped state.

2010-06-21

 California car number plate advertisement USA
There may be few things more fundamental to human identity than the belief that people are rational individuals whose behavior is determined by conscious choices. But recently psychologists have compiled an impressive body of research that shows how deeply our decisions and behavior are influenced by unconscious thought, and how greatly those thoughts are swayed by stimuli beyond our immediate comprehension.

2010-07-02

 freedom will psychology advertisement subliminal consciousness mind philosophy thinking brain behaviour priming environment
Customer review sites are a useful way to find out about products and services, and for the businesses themselves they can be a valuable source of publicity. But a number of spam reviews sweeping the web are damaging local firms who depend on them to help make or break their reputation.
 advertisement review fake toread
An ice cream company banned from using an advert displaying a pregnant nun has vowed to position similar posters in London in time for the Pope's visit...

2010-09-15

 nun ice cream religion Pope advertisement
We're not driven only by emotions, of course—we also reason, deliberate. But reasoning comes later, works slower—and even then, it doesn't take place in an emotional vacuum. Rather, our quick-fire emotions can set us on a course of thinking that's highly biased, especially on topics we care a great deal about. ... Given the power of our prior beliefs to skew how we respond to new information, one thing is becoming clear: If...

2011-04-18

 religion science belief unconscious brain thinking reason subconscious association memory rational bias free will manipulation truth psychology opinion junk science pseudoscience argument evidence philosophy Iraq politics persuasion irrational gossip misinformation misleading climate change creationism vaccine superstition advertisement marketing trust
Many of the sounds we hear every day are entirely fabricated by engineers to persuade us to buy things.

2011-07-08

 sound psychology advertisement manipulation marketing

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