Hypnagogic Hallucinations

Sometimes referred to as waking dreams, Hypnagogic Hallucinations occur as someone is drifting off to sleep. Although the term ‘hallucination’ can often be associated with potential mental disorders, there are some common factors that distinguish hypnagogic hallucinations from those that could be related to mental health issues. For example, they are often recognised as not being real and quickly dismissed, rather than having long lasting effects to the individual.

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The Possibility of the Dunning-Kruger Effect within Ghost Hunting

slowly falling into a rabbit hole, discovering new tangents to follow at every turn. This can often be a blessing as you stumble upon new pieces of information you were previously unaware of, but equally can be a little of a hindrance too at times.

Could their be similar bias experienced within the Flat Earther’s community as there are in the Ghost Hunting community; and could the Dunning-Kruger Effect be that link?

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The Dunning-Kruger Effect

Is a hypothetical cognitive bias that states people with low ability at a task over estimate their own ability, and that people with high ability at a task underestimate their own ability.

Described by social psychologists David Dunning and Justin Kruger; this bias is a result of internal illusion in people of low ability and an external misconception in people of high ability.

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