That’s an example of a cognitive echo, that is running into an object of your intense thought twice (or thrice) within some twenty odd hours. My bunkie says that this is an experience which makes all the difference between being alive and dead (although still alive physically), he calls it synchronicity. That’s a flattering thought and a questionable term, although none bears an explanation. My take on it is this: the cognitive echo is a glitch in a matrix of our so-called reality. Yes, the reality is affected by an intense thought. After all, everything we perceive in this world, including the measurements of most objective devices, comes to us through our senses, and this part is the one that is rigged. I call it cognitive echo because unlike its acoustic namesake, it can be registered only through the faculty of your mind. One may invoke probability to explain such effects, but the probability is what makes such effects highly improbable. Cognitive echo gives the devil of solipsism its due, but it is not solipsism. If your prayers have ever been answered, then you know what I am talking about. Another example of cognitive echo is Mandela effect. I’ve been through such experiences for dozens of times. How about you?
An exhibition opens today in London offering art lovers an extraordinary insight into the methodology behind the man who epitomizes the beauty and soul of Renaissance art.
Hailed as one of the greatest painters ever to have graced the art world, Leonardo da Vinci's work is renowned, with his most famous pieces including the Mona Lisa and the Last Supper.
The amazing exhibition will offer a chance to see the greatest collection of his masterpieces ever assembled — 60 drawings and paintings by him, as well as paintings by his school.