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Researchers Identify 'The Perception of Incongruity'

In 1949, researchers asked a group of students at Ivy League schools to perform a simple task: identify playing cards. There were just two catches. First, these cards were shown very quickly. Second, the researchers were using a deck of four ordinary playing cards and six "trick cards" with odd colors and suits (red spades, black hearts, and the like).

The researchers discovered ...

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