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  1. This is the so-called Baader-Meinhof phenomenon: rationalwiki.org

    Its essence lies in the fact that an object that has captured our attention, for example, I was struck by the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon, will appear with incredible frequency in the near future. For example, yesterday I first found a post about the phenomenon, and today I noticed a question with it.

    This is explained by a simple fact: information taken into account once, each time it appears, will attract attention again.

    For example, you meet a handsome young man in the office. Day after day, you began to cross paths with him in the hallway. When you met him, it turned out that he had been working here for several years, just once we singled out a guy, our brain began to mark him at each meeting.

  2. There is, of course. This is a “cognitive distortion”. A similar thing happens to people who… Mm-hmm… for example, they are going to buy a certain brand of car. After a couple of days of searching, it seems that every third car on the street is this one.

    Here you can read about” your ” distortion and various other things in addition: wikipedia.org

  3. A joke on the topic from bash, I think:

    xxx: damn, what is the name of the phenomenon when you think about something or find out and then you meet it everywhere?

    yyy: GTA syndrome

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