Pregnant woman finds pregnant ladies all over – Frequency illusion

Wanted to get some information from xxx person. So was thinking how to contact xxx. And interestingly, xxx was there in news, two days later. Then late night took a book and surprised to see a mention of xxx. Got a phone call in the next day morning wherein which also the person told about xxx.Β  Weird..

Surprised on the occurrences..? Is the universe trying to convey something.. πŸ˜‰

When something is there in our mind, it comes in front of us.

Like, now you thought about me, and I am here, making the connection.. πŸ˜‰

Or a pregnant woman finds pregnant ladies everywhere around her.

Or when I bought a new car, I could see many people driving them all over the roads.

Are all these some pure coincidences..?. Or is it like, it was there before also. But our senses didn’t record it then. And now, there happened some causes to record it in our brain.

Our brain was looking for information connected to us.Β  So we surround ourselves with information related to our thoughts. And we feel a natural increase in frequency of those occurrences. It is nothing but a selective attention, overlooking many other countless things that surround us. Β And this is β€œfrequency illusion”.

I am quite sure many of you might have experienced this cognitive bias. If not, be ready to experience this brainy stimulation in the next few days.

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The author is a Quality Assurance professional by experience. Part Quantitative data analyst, part consultant for quality and information security practices, part software tester, she is a writer by passion and blogs at http://wordsandnotion.com and http://qualitynotion.com/.

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One thought on “Pregnant woman finds pregnant ladies all over – Frequency illusion

  1. Fairy Kumar

    January 10, 2017 at 9:43am

    Yes, it happens almost every time. A tiny thing which very irrelevant for me before and now has become important, can be easily found!

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      Akhila

      January 10, 2017 at 10:00am

      good to know this dear…have a nice day

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  2. theonlysup

    January 10, 2017 at 10:10am

    Ohhh how nice it would be if I had to think about punching my manager on the face and I see him already crying in a corner hahahahha

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  3. boundlessblessingsblog

    January 10, 2017 at 10:28am

    Yes it happens sometimes, what you think will definitely happen and you will be wondering what the hell, how all this has suddenly fallen in place. Great writing Akhila.

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      Akhila

      January 10, 2017 at 2:49pm

      Thank you…if it happened or not, there is some cognitive bias

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  4. MM

    January 10, 2017 at 10:43am

    Oh yes! This happens quite often πŸ™‚

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  5. novelistbaba

    January 10, 2017 at 1:16pm

    exactly, like when i want something……..everybody else get it, except me…….so yeah, universe frquently flips me…. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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  6. unsaid words

    January 10, 2017 at 1:25pm

    Hahahaha,I was wondering about it too.For me it happens like I had two words in mind and I was trying to craft a poem .Just few minutes later I saw the same two words in focus .It was one of recent experiences , it keep happening wd me all the time.

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      Akhila

      January 10, 2017 at 2:38pm

      New..is it..so now you can see the same happening all around

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  7. MM

    January 10, 2017 at 2:49pm

    The Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon – That is very heavy πŸ˜€

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  8. vishal4u

    January 10, 2017 at 3:15pm

    That does happen with all of us and some recognize it an other don’t. I also think that it like a law of attraction, we are living in high energetic world where our wishes and dreams conspire and bless us with what we want. We always attract ourselves to things which we want.

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      Akhila

      January 10, 2017 at 3:24pm

      Ya..that’s the power of selective attention

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  9. Beparvah !!

    January 10, 2017 at 5:01pm

    It’s a wonderful post .
    I wish we could train this selective cognitive capacity to overlook the negatives and attract towards the positives… can this be done ?
    Can people be trained to do so??

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      Akhila

      January 11, 2017 at 10:55am

      ah.. i thought it’s a natural phenomenon.. well not sure if it can be trained.. try yourself

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      • Beparvah !!

        January 11, 2017 at 11:02am

        I will certainly try on my own first.. and I believe that if I could change myself then certainly the society will change on their own.. if energy individuals try to bring this change on their own instead of changing the society then the society would change out of its own.. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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          Akhila

          January 11, 2017 at 11:05am

          I liked your thoughts…you are absolutely right…

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          • Beparvah !!

            January 11, 2017 at 11:07am

            Thank you so much… but trust me I cannot take the the credit of being correct because it’s about all my haters and well wishers who mended and amended me to develop and carry such thoughts.. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ I love them equally.. if not more to my haters πŸ™‚

  10. ssunshine14

    January 10, 2017 at 5:18pm

    Quite a observation ha, you really are very inquisitive akhila πŸ™‚

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  11. Kiran Goswami

    January 10, 2017 at 8:23pm

    Happens alot with me.. Yesterday only I was confused about something and wanted answers.. Nd voila today I read a post clearing all my doubts..
    Great to know its called frequency illusion..

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      Akhila

      January 10, 2017 at 9:44pm

      Yes dear, it’s frequency illusion..there is another jatgon for the same..just google

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    Akhila

    January 10, 2017 at 9:43pm

    True..exactly the same as that of color effects

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  13. Hemangini

    January 10, 2017 at 11:42pm

    lOL… Weird but when my sister was pregnant there were no such encounters. But true, when we are in some condition we tend to observe and notice more of the ones similar to ours. hehe

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  14. Shaggy

    January 11, 2017 at 12:04am

    Law of attraction!!! I am sure you know about it ……

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  15. Prajakta

    January 11, 2017 at 1:12am

    It amazes me how you are able to talk about such minute observations everyday on your blog

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  16. prashantt

    January 11, 2017 at 6:10am

    Haahaa…lol! Its just a case of keen observation & human behaviour only.

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      Akhila

      January 11, 2017 at 10:25am

      Yaa…it is just a common human behavior..but it was quite interesting to know it’s another name, “baader_meinhoff” phenomenon..how’s that..

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      • Shaggy

        January 11, 2017 at 11:04am

        “Baader Meinhof” but that’s not entirely true……
        Though subconscious mind plays a significant role….. But many time things we think about never actually happens……

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          Akhila

          January 11, 2017 at 11:06am

          Well..it’s not actual happenings..it’s on our thoughts..the selective thoughts

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  17. Shaggy

    January 11, 2017 at 10:38am

    Ofc this is not…. This is serious stuff…. I didn’t even intend any pun……
    This is QUANTUM PHYSICS akhila…..
    I don’t joke all d tym

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    Akhila

    January 11, 2017 at 10:42am

    one day you will. you will get it from the interaction with your readers..

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  19. Mann

    January 11, 2017 at 10:44am

    Can relate…actually I have also written about it some time back.

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    Akhila

    January 11, 2017 at 10:53am

    thanks prashant…..it’s good , no.. to chase those little pleasure of life, small things in our routine…

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    Akhila

    January 11, 2017 at 1:09pm

    not in that way.. I can say a yes or no.. but it wont have any base. so what i meant is, you will understand it gradually from your readers..

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        • write-o-fire

          January 11, 2017 at 5:34pm

          Please don’t laugh ..this time is last I have changed..lolzzzzz πŸ˜€ XD XD πŸ˜€

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            Akhila

            January 11, 2017 at 10:38pm

            Oh my killer…please kill me…this time i need to check the previous comments to identify you, as your dp also got changed

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  24. Moushmi Radhanpara

    December 1, 2017 at 3:47pm

    ABSOLUTELY!!! EVERYTIME.
    We bought a new car a few months back, and we saw it suddenly almost everywhere.
    I came to know a person that lived across me, and suddenly I would see him everywhere.

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      Akhila

      December 5, 2017 at 12:42pm

      So this is the so called baader meinhoff phenomenon…

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  25. Josh

    December 1, 2017 at 6:40pm

    Pada pedichu panthalathu chennappo avide pantham koluthi padapadapadaa pada

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  26. Fab Writings

    December 1, 2017 at 8:01pm

    Whoa, I don’t know how much I relate to it, but this is absolutely mind blowing Di!

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  27. shifafawaz

    December 3, 2017 at 8:48am

    This happens to me all the time!
    Most common example is when I learn a new word how I see people use it often. Like how come I never came across this word before then!! =D

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      Akhila

      December 5, 2017 at 12:44pm

      Haha.. true that shifa.. I too felt it many times

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  28. Ravi

    December 3, 2017 at 11:23am

    Very true, it happens and i agree with your assessment of selective selection. Eyes would like to see what it would like to see.

    Ravi

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      Akhila

      December 5, 2017 at 12:47pm

      Thank you…yeah..it always happens if we notice it or not

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  29. thewritewomanblog

    December 6, 2017 at 6:49pm

    Yes! Yes! Yes! I am a victim of this illusion too. It is almost like the world is conspiring to get in line with our thought. It is like our mind is tuned to see what we wish to see.

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