Have you ever thought of a word or phrase but after repeating it so many times, it doesn’t feel like a word anymore? That weird feeling is an example of the psychological phenomenon, semantic satiation
You’ve probably experienced this before: when returning from a round trip, like driving to Las Vegas versus driving back home from Las Vegas for example, the trip home felt shorter. What is the scientific basis for this though?
What exactly are optical illusions? The internet defines them as “something that deceives the eye by appearing to be other than it is”. Indeed, what we see is not necessarily what actually is. And here’s why.