Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon Definition


A cognitive bias by which a recently learned word , concept , etc. suddenly seems to appear with improbable frequency .


Origin of Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon

  • Named in 1994 after the West German Baader-Meinhof Group of the 1970s, when a commentator unexpectedly heard two references to the group within 24 hours.

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