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  • McCombs School professor in Newsweek

    By Tara Chandler
    Published: Oct. 6, 2008
    McCombs

    And when you feel that things are beyond your control? According to a study being published today in Science, you fall prey to what the scientists call “illusory pattern perception”: you see “a coherent and meaningful interrelationship among a set of random or unrelated stimuli.” Less politely, we might call it seeing things that aren’t …

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