A fascinating myth-busting piece. Lego isn’t more expensive than it used to be. But this article contains some interesting theories as to why people perceive it to be more expensive than it used to be.
Archive — Perception
You’ve seen this letter everywhere, but can you write it?
Most people can’t recognise the looptail g, even though we see it several times a day. Some people don’t even realise there are two types of g.
What colour is a tennis ball?
It’s the dress part two!
I make this decision as much on the basis of what I think I know about tennis balls—that they are yellow—as I do on what color I recall that they looked when I last saw one… In other words, like the color of a lot of objects, how we label [a tennis ball] is determined both by perceptual and cognitive factors: the actual physical light entering your eye and … knowledge about what people have typically labeled the objects.
I have to say, it never occurred to me that a tennis ball might be any colour other than yellow.