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Winning the Brain Game: Fixing the 7 Fatal Flaws of Thinking by Matthew E. May

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CHAPTER 2

Fixation

An unemployed woman who did not have her driver’s license with her failed to stop at a railroad crossing, then ignored a one-way traffic sign and traveled three blocks in the wrong direction down the one-way street. All this was observed by a nearby police officer, who was on duty, yet made no effort to issue the woman a ticket for violating the laws. Why?

A man leaves for a horsepacking trip on Sunday. He returns on Sunday, yet was gone for exactly 10 straight days, without crossing international date lines. How is this possible?

A young boy turned off the lights in his bedroom and managed to get into bed before the room was dark. If the bed ...

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