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Pigeons are superstitious. In other words,they (like humans) fall victim to the Regression Fallacy. They believe that random actions affect certain outcomes, like how not washing your jersey will help your team win the big game.

PsychClassics (original B.F. Skinner experiment)

Psychologist World (summary / source)

 

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The Venus Effect is a phenomena in paintings and movies that leads viewers to believe that a subject sees themselves in a mirror, even if the angle is physically wrong. Technically, the subject would be seeing the viewer in the mirror if the viewer can see the reflection of the subject.

io9 (explanation)

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