Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon

The illusion in which a word, a name, or other thing that has recently come to one’s attention suddenly seems to appear with improbable frequency shortly afterwards (not to be confused with the recency illusion or selection bias). This illusion is sometimes referred to as the Baaderโ€“Meinhof phenomenon.

FREQUENCY ILLUSION or BAADER-MEINHOF PHENOMENON: WIKIPEDIA.ORG

It could be a type of car, a new word you learned, a concept you just looked deeper into, a newly discovered type of food, a type of clothing that someone told you about – you learn about something new or are reminded about something you haven’t thought about in a while and suddenly you see it everywhere. It’s sometimes called a frequency illusion or the Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon, and most people report having experienced this at some point in their lives.

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