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Column: What we see (differently) and how we feel about this team

Why do eyewitness accounts of events differ so greatly? 

I Googled the question and found this quote by Marcus Aurelius, Emperor of the Roman Empire from 161 to his death in 180.

“Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.” 

Lawyers use the quote against eyewitness testimony and football coaches might try it when explaining their choice of a quarterback. 

Years after Aurelius uttered these words, psychologists explain why our eyes deceive us. What we see . . .

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