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Is visual representation coloured by desire?

People are often told they ‘view the world through rose-coloured glasses’. But do desires in fact change perceptual representations? A new study suggests people not only report observing what they wish was true, but they are also more likely to see what they wish was true.

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Sharot, T. Is visual representation coloured by desire?. Nat Hum Behav 3, 891–892 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-019-0639-x

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