Curiosity Daily Podcast: We All Think We’re Bad With Names, The Genius of Hobo Code, and How Attractive Do You Think You Are?
Learn about why everyone claims they’re awful at remembering names; how “hobo code” helped itinerant workers communicate in the 1900s; and whether you probably see yourself as more attractive than you really are.
Episode Show Notes:
We all think our memories are above average, except for remembering names by Steffi Drucker
- Finally, One Area Where We Don’t Think We’re Better Than Others: Remembering Names. (2020, August 5). Research Digest; Research Digest. https://digest.bps.org.uk/2020/08/05/finally-one-area-where-we-dont-think-were-better-than-others-remembering-names/
- Hargis, M. B., Whatley, M. C., & Castel, A. D. (2020). Remembering proper names as a potential exception to the better-than-average effect in younger and older adults. Psychology and Aging, 35(4), 497–507. https://doi.org/10.1037/pag0000472
If You Rode the Rails in the 1930s, Hobo Code is How You'd Know Where to Go by Reuben Westmaas
- Delana. (2010, June 3). Hoboglyphs: Secret Transient Symbols & Modern Nomad Codes. WebUrbanist. https://weburbanist.com/2010/06/03/hoboglyphs-secret-transient-symbols-modern-nomad-codes/
- Britt Hobo Days. (2020). Britt-Hobo-Days. https://www.britthobodays.com/
Does your brain perceive you as five times more attractive? by Ashley Hamer (Listener question from T.J.)
- Epley, N., & Whitchurch, E. (2008). Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Enhancement in Self-Recognition. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 34(9), 1159–1170. https://doi.org/10.1177/0146167208318601
- Gordon, P. C., & Holyoak, K. J. (1983). Implicit learning and generalization of the "mere exposure" effect. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 45(3), 492–500. https://doi.org/10.1037/0022-35184.108.40.2062
- Swami, V., Inamdar, S., Stieger, S., Nader, I. W., Pietschnig, J., Tran, U. S., & Voracek, M. (2012). A dark side of positive illusions? Associations between the love-is-blind bias and the experience of jealousy. Personality and Individual Differences, 53(6), 796–800. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2012.06.004
- Neyret, S., Bellido Rivas, A. I., Navarro, X., & Slater, M. (2020). Which Body Would You Like to Have? The Impact of Embodied Perspective on Body Perception and Body Evaluation in Immersive Virtual Reality. Frontiers in Robotics and AI, 7. https://doi.org/10.3389/frobt.2020.00031
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