Our selective memory

We tend to overestimate the importance of events we can easily recall and underestimate the importance of events we have trouble recalling. 

The easier it is to remember, the more likely we are to create a strong relationship between two things that are weakly related or not related at all.

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Illusory Correlation: How to Spot This Common Mental Error

Illusory Correlation: How to Spot This Common Mental Error

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