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originally posted by: that1lurker
Thank you. That is the phenomenon. The brain is so interesting. Some quick googling also taught me that a similar effect is the observer-expectancy effect. Someone basically tells you, "there will be a lot of red cars on the road today." Then you notice that there are. You wouldn't have observed that before being told.
These days I just laugh and chalk it up to lazy programming in the reality simulation. Concepts repeated in short periods of time because the programmer didn't want to bother with coming up with something original, or the equivalent of "code bleed" where a bit of code ends up linked to other parts of the program by mistake.
originally posted by: bluemooone2
Partially synchronicity partially the law of attraction I think. With me it seems that I have many more `chance` meetings with rock stars whose music I really like. Way above any law of averages.