Post by ajtheghosthunter on May 16, 2007 20:21:03 GMT -5
Okay I'm putting this explanation up here because someone just asked me what Matrixing was in your little chat room and it's a valid question for a noob to ask.
Matrixing is your brain's natural predeliction to find patterns in things that may or may not really be there. Your brain likes familiarity and will create familiar things out of things that aren't there just to make it's self happy.
Case in point... When you go cloud gazing and see the happy little puppy. There really isn't a puppy in the cloud it's just your brain making it so by matrixing the image out of the lump of cloud in the sky.
Investigators need to be careful and realize matrixing for what it is. There really may not be a face in that orb or a man standing in that cloud of ecto it may just be Matrixing.
As an investigator you need to be aware of what you are looking at, yes it may suck the fun out of evidence review, but in the same vein keeping this natural reaction your mind produces in check may save you from looking like a retard or a jerk later when that awesome face or man is debunked as your mind playing tricks on you.
Post by Brad-LaSpirits on May 16, 2007 23:17:54 GMT -5
Yes matrixing can be a very annoying thing. There is also what I like to call voice matrixing where you do the same thing with audio clips/EVPs. If someone tells you what the clips says, you will already have it set in your mind what you will hear.