Actually you become more likely to identify unknown phenomena in terms of the thing you've been trained to observe.
Originally Posted by PaulLogan
People trained to spot planes are more likely to identify things as flying objects even though they aren't, and to report the sighting in those terms even when they don't apply.
In some ways they actually become worse eyewitnesses of phenomena they haven't been trained to observe because they have a larger tendency to interpret their observation in terms of what they're trained to observe on things that aren't.
Last edited by HenrikOlsen; 2011-Oct-04 at 05:38 PM.
Reason: How did I come up with "interpretate"?
Reductionist and proud of it.
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