A classic example of how the mind works

by Captain Walker

Categories: Music and Song, Humanities

If you’re looking for a lecture on how the mind works, you’re definitely in the wrong place. Move on swiftly to avoid angst.

The TED session  below came up on my YouTube. Initially I thought this was about how to appreciate classical music. Well, yes some of it is about that but that’s not nearly what it is about.

Interruption canned!

Stupid: I hate classical music.

CW: I couldn’t give a flying flamingo

Stupid: How rude!

CW: What do you know about classical music?

Stupid: Nothing. I just hate it.

CW: Well, the clip has little to do with classical music. Since you hate it, I’ll help you out. Back in the box – now!

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Those who are speed-viewers will miss it.  They are the folk that are so much in a rush to get back to Instagram, that they have to skip through some boring looking 20 min clip. Most of them won’t get the whole story. That’s great! Ignorance is self-fulfilling.

The Semmelweis Reflex is the one to observe. It’s the reason why people miss things.

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