Cryptomnesia

~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ Cryptomnesia is when someone has an idea or a memory that they either believe is new or originally theirs, but in reality it is not new or belongs to someone else. An example may be seen when someone who thinks they’ve just had an idea for the first time ever has… Continue Reading


A Beginner’s Guide to Building History

This article contains my review of Robert W. Brown’s ‘The Historical Method’. Brown’s publication establishes some methods of historical investigation. It also establishes some issues that may be faced when investigating history. ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ “…what animates the most feverishly committed historians is that our continual rediscovery of the complexity of the social interests,… Continue Reading


Illusory Truth Effect

~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ The illusory truth effect can be seen when familiar statements are quicker to be accepted as true than unfamiliar statements (1). The wiki claims that it was “first identified in a 1977 study at Villanova University and Temple University” (2). The concept behind the existence of this effect… Continue Reading