23 Incredible Mental Phenomena That’ll Blow Your Mind

21Broken escalator phenomenon

The broken escalator phenomenon, also known as the Walker Effect, is the sensation of losing balance or dizziness reported by some people when stepping onto an escalator which is not working. It is said that there is a brief, odd sensation of imbalance, despite full awareness that the escalator is not going to move.

22Google effect

Google effect is a cognitive bias where a person tends to forget information that can easily be found using internet search engines.


Cryptomnesia is a memory bias whereby a person may falsely recall generating a thought, an idea, a song, or a joke, not deliberately engaging in plagiarism but rather experiencing a memory as if it were a new inspiration.


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