Creative Room 4 Talk Tue, 27 Sep 2022 15:54:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Creative Room 4 Talk 32 32 Emirates News Agency – UAE President meets Sultan of Oman to strengthen brotherly relations and expand collaboration Tue, 27 Sep 2022 15:12:00 +0000

MUSCAT, 27th September, 2022 (WAM) — President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan met His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tariq, the Sultan of Oman, at Al Alam Palace in the Omani capital, Muscat.

During the meeting on the first day of the UAE President’s state visit to the Sultanate of Oman, the two leaders touched on the historical ties between the two nations and discussed ways to further strengthen these relations.

His Majesty the Sultan welcomed His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed and the UAE delegation, expressing his pleasure at their visit and his pride in the close ties between Oman and the UAE.

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed thanked His Majesty for the warm welcome extended to him and the UAE delegation and expressed his best wishes to the Sultan and the people of Oman.

His Highness and Her Majesty discussed opportunities to strengthen the growing economic ties between the UAE and Oman and areas where the two nations can increase their collaboration, including the investment, financial, industrial and cultural sectors.

Their talks focused on the two leaders’ shared vision of a secure and stable region that promotes sustainable development and supports a thriving economy where people can realize their full potential.

After the official talks, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed and His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tariq held a one-on-one session.

Attending the official meeting from the UAE side were His Highness Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council; His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Presidential Court; His Highness Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Member of the Executive Council of Abu Dhabi; H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan; Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Counselor for Special Affairs at the Presidential Court; Suhail bin Mohammed Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure; Khalifa Shaheen Al Marar, Minister of State; Dr. Anwar Gargash, Diplomatic Advisor to the President of the United Arab Emirates; Ali bin Hammad Al Shamsi, Deputy Secretary General of the Supreme National Security Council; Jabr Mohammed Al Suwaidi, Minister of State at the Presidential Court; Mohamed Sultan Al Suwaidi, Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to Oman; Mohamed Hassan Alsuwaidi, President and CEO of the ADQ; and Major General Khalifa Rashid Juma Al Hamli, aide-de-camp to the president.

On the Omani side, the meeting took place in the presence of Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud Al-Said, Deputy Prime Minister of the Council of Ministers of the Sultanate of Oman; Sayyid Asa’ad bin Tariq Al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for International Relations and Cooperation Affairs and Personal Representative of His Majesty the Sultan; Sayyed Shihab bin Tarek Al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for Defense Affairs; Sayyed Fatik bin Fahr Al-Said, Special Envoy of His Majesty the Sultan; Sayyid Theyazin bin Haitham al Said, Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth; Sayyed Khalid bin Hilal al Busaidi, Minister of the Diwan of the Royal Court (Head of the Mission of Honor); General Sultan bin Mohammed al Numani, Minister of the Royal Office; Sayyid Hamoud bin Faisal al Busaidi, Minister of Interior; Sayyid Badr bin Hamad Al-Busaidi, Minister of Foreign Affairs; Sultan bin Salim Al Habsi, Minister of Finance; Dr. Hamad bin Said Al Aufi, Head of His Majesty the Sultan’s Private Cabinet; Said bin Hamoud Al Maawali, Minister of Transport, Communications and Information Technology; Salim bin Nasser Al Aufi, Minister of Energy and Minerals; and Dr. Ahmed bin Hilal Al Busaidi, Ambassador of Oman to the United Arab Emirates.

What is the frequency illusion? Mon, 26 Sep 2022 21:31:25 +0000

After discovering a new word, noticing a new type of drink, or discovering a new medical condition, you may feel like you encounter these things more often than before. This is called the frequency illusion. The frequency illusion is related to memory. Now that you know something, it seems to pop up more often.

In fact, your new favorite song may have been around forever. But because it’s on your mind, you might start noticing it everywhere and, in turn, think it’s somehow become more popular.

Experts also call this concept the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon or the blue car syndrome. The name “Baader-Meinhof” comes from a militant group in West Germany. After a person read about them in the newspaper, they started seeing the terrorist organization again and again, years after it had been a popular news topic.

Similarly, blue car syndrome gets its name from a common situation: when you see a certain car once, you’re more likely to notice that same car again.

Why does the frequency illusion occur?

This phenomenon is very common. It probably affects everyone at some point in their life. Simply put, the frequency illusion occurs because you pay more attention to things that have recently become important to you.

There are two parts to the frequency illusion. First you will believe that something has started to appear more often. Then you’ll convince yourself that the word, concept, or something else didn’t show up as much as it does now, which is called confirmation bias. The frequency hasn’t actually increased, but your brain has convinced you of it.

Although there aren’t many studies on the frequency illusion, the concept is very similar to something called “working memory-based attention capture”. This explains how your attention is guided. When you hold a certain idea in your mind, your attention naturally goes to that thing – without you even realizing it.

The frequency illusion works with your voluntary and involuntary attention. Voluntary attention helps you select and focus on important information for your current task. Involuntary attention occurs when something else distracts your attention from that task.

It’s related to how we’ve evolved. Our mind must react to the things around us to be safe. But we also have to settle some things if we want to accomplish a task effectively. Attention is important for learning and memory. If you don’t pay attention to something, you won’t remember it. So if you’ve just learned something new for the first time, chances are you’re starting to see it more simply because you’re now aware of it.

How can the frequency illusion affect you?

For most people, the frequency illusion will cause no major effects. It’s just an interesting phenomenon. But for others, the frequency illusion can lead to serious consequences.

For example, if you work in the field of criminology, your attention may be focused on a specific suspect. Your mind will then be more inclined to pay attention to this person when new information comes out. It might help the case and lead a detective to the right suspect. But it can also be harmful. If a detective’s mind is focused on one person, he may miss other key evidence.

Likewise, if you work in the medical field, you may have recently discovered a new disease. Because you’re focusing on this disease, you might be more likely to diagnose more people based on their symptoms. The frequency illusion in this case could be helpful as you are more aware of this new condition. But it could also cause you to overlook other similar conditions and misdiagnose someone.

In other cases, if you suffer from certain psychological disorders, the frequency illusion can aggravate your condition. If you have schizophrenia, the frequency illusion confirmation bias may cause you to confirm your own suspicions. If you focus on a specific delusion you have of schizophrenia, the frequency illusion can convince you that something is real when it isn’t.

Overall, this phenomenon shows you how much information your brain is actually taking in at any given time. Most of the time you are not even aware of it. This concept explains why we notice some things more than others once our attention is fixed on something.

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