Psychology of Surprise Endings, Show Notes
In this episode of the Motor City Hypnotist Podcast, we are discussing the psychological impact of surprise endings in movies.
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The phenomenon of being easily deceived or tricked while watching movies provides valuable insights into the workings of our brains beyond the cinema.
Don't be scared! Sometimes things that initially seem one way can turn out to be completely different. NPR has an interesting segment on the biases we have when it comes to stories. It's worth checking out to gain a deeper understanding of this topic.
A few of the storyteller's favorite biases:
The Curse of Knowledge: One common blind spot that many people have is the assumption that others possess the same knowledge as they do. This tendency can lead to misunderstandings and miscommunication, as it overlooks the fact that everyone has different backgrounds and experiences.
Confirmation Bias: Confirmation bias is a common human tendency to seek out information that aligns with our existing beliefs. This can happen consciously or unconsciously, as we have a natural inclination to gravitate towards ideas and evidence that support what we already think.
Availability Bias: It is common for people to have a tendency to trust ideas or information that readily come to mind more than those that do not. This cognitive bias can lead us to believe that easily accessible thoughts or memories are more accurate or likely to be true.
Hindsight Bias: Hindsight bias refers to our inclination to perceive an event as predictable after it has already happened. It is a common phenomenon where we tend to believe that we knew the outcome all along, even though that may not have been the case.
Viewers will always present a hypothesis, even if unconsciously.
Plot twists prove them wrong. And they love it. When it comes to seeking entertainment, turning on the television or going to the movies is a common choice. And what makes these experiences truly captivating is the element of surprise through plot twists. Plot twists effectively keep the audience engaged and eagerly anticipating what will happen next in the story. Movies have a remarkable ability to capture our attention and evoke strong emotions within us. They do this by paying meticulous attention to every detail, creating a captivating story that lingers in our minds even after the credits roll. It's no wonder that they become the focal point of discussions among moviegoers and enthusiasts.
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