Misattributed Arousal in Fiction - Our brains can’t always distinguish between different types of arousal. Anger, fear, and excitement (both sexual and nonsexual) are all states of arousal. Each of them elevates the heart rate, increases blood pressure, and heightens our sensory awareness. Misattributed arousal occurs when the brain confuses one type of arousal for another by mistaking the initial cause of the sensation... Sean Maloney stroke brainscan by Intel Free Press
Insanity: The Real Definition | The Huffington Post ..."the definition of insanity is repeating the same mistakes over and over again and expecting different results"..."no it's not! that's the definition of perseveration!"
Why Our Memory Fails Us - Our lack of appreciation for the fallibility of our own memories can lead to much bigger problems than a misattributed quote. Memory failures that resemble Dr. Tyson’s mash-up of distinct experiences have led to false convictions, and even death sentences.
"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known" - often misattributed to Carl Sagan (who said a lot of wonderful wise things!), this quote actually comes from Sharon Begley, a journalist who coined it in an article after interviewing Sagan.
Most stories about the blue people of Kentucky include an eerie, compelling drawing of a family, with the stark faces of 5 of the 9 members a striking bluish-gray, due to an inherited disease. Most stories also borrow heavily from a terrific article by Cathy Frost from Science 82, a long-gone magazine that I quite liked. Frost’s piece, “The Blue People of Troublesome Creek,” is usually credited, but the painting not, or misattributed to ABC News, various newspapers, or simply deemed…
Almost there... #cy365 day 70 - what I'm reading. Knowledge is power. Apparently a quote misattributed to Sir Francis Bacon. According to Wikipedia the earliest appearance to this famous saying is attributed by Imam Ali. It still holds up in modern society. That's why I read all the time. I keep up with the news I read tutorials and keep my knowledge up to par through books and articles. It's the straightest road to success.