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01.043: That Jam Thing, Spreads A Bit Thin

Sometimes things aren’t all they seem, even when everyone tells you that they’re set in jam.

Posted by Chris in Blogs » Think

When compiling information, it’s not just copy and pasted blogs you need to be cautious of.

Turns out even scientific journals can get things wrong too…

One of our most beloved psychology experiments quoted everywhere, TED talked and re-hashed for a thousand different whitepapers… is wrong.

Performed by respected scientists, the results were totally counterintuitive and got great coverage in the journals.

Problem is, nobody has ever been able to repeat it. Their studies aren’t very interesting though, so we never get to see them.

Shiny things can trick us!