Why do many problems in life seem to stubbornly stick around, no matter how hard people work to fix them?
- David Levari
- The Conversation
It turns out that a quirk in the way human brains process information means that when something becomes rare, we sometimes see it in more places than ever.
Think of a “neighborhood watch” made up of volunteers who call the police when they see anything suspicious.
When they first start volunteering, they raise the alarm when they see signs of serious crimes, like assault or…