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14th Nov '17 6:27:48 PM Bootlebat
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* When you dream your frontal lobe is suppressed. Among other things, the frontal lobe serves as the "fact checker" part of the brain. This is why you don't think anything is weird when (for example) your dog can talk in a dream.
14th Nov '17 5:38:18 PM tiiger
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* An episode of ''Series/TheBlacklist'' involves a man who suffered severe head trauma decades ago and wakes up every day believing it's the day of the incident. But unlike ''Film/FiftyFirstDates'', he doesn't need to be shielded from what he'd perceive as anachronisms; he simply filters them out and they go to his "mental spam folder".
11th Nov '17 4:46:53 PM Excelsior123
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* In ''WesternAnimation/ReadyJetGo'', '''nobody''' in Boxwood Terrace (save for Mitchell), acknowledges the alien behaviors of the Propulsions, or notice their minivan turning into a flying saucer.
30th Oct '17 3:32:16 PM Scorntex
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* ''Fanfic/TheInfiniteLoops:'' Mercilessly exploited by Applejack on a visit to Middle-earth, as a horse. Every time she gives away to non-Loopers that she's obviously talking (to saying nothing of earthbending), she actually says normal horse noises ("whinny, contented ear-flick"), and their natural weirdness censor reassures them that everything is alright. After all, horses can't talk.
30th Oct '17 2:15:36 PM morenohijazo
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* ''WebVideo/{{Petscop}}'': In episode 6, a four hour long cutscene occurs, involving the windmill and a randomly generating environment, which includes ominous text. Paul's only comment is that it was neat that the windmill reversed directions.
24th Sep '17 11:20:35 PM azbyc15243
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* TheMasquerade in ''LightNovel/TheUnexploredSummonBloodSign'' is maintained thanks to this. In the setting, summoners and supernatural beings have a specific form of InivisbleToNormals: whenever they leave a normal person's field of vision, that person will lose all of their memories of the supernatural. The explanation given is that an uninitiated person's mind is unable to properly comprehend the supernatural.

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* TheMasquerade in ''LightNovel/TheUnexploredSummonBloodSign'' is maintained thanks to this. In the setting, summoners and supernatural beings have a specific form of InivisbleToNormals: InvisibleToNormals: whenever they leave a normal person's field of vision, that person will lose all of their memories of the supernatural. The explanation given is that an uninitiated person's mind is unable to properly comprehend the supernatural.
24th Sep '17 9:16:45 PM jtierney50
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*** Possibly justified because even without the supernatural elements, the town is pretty strange by itself: for example, one episode has Pool Check the pool manager ''lock a kid up in the drain'' for unknown reasons and an indeterminate amount of time.
20th Sep '17 2:52:07 AM ImpudentInfidel
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** Lord Rust in ''Discworld/{{Jingo}}'' confirms that it's not just the supernatural that falls subject to this trope on Discworld: his personal Weirdness Censor is so strict that it even blots out his perception of ''rudeness'', on the grounds that a lowborn churl like Sam Vimes wouldn't possibly dare snark off to an aristocrat like him.

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** Lord Rust in ''Discworld/{{Jingo}}'' confirms that it's not just the supernatural that falls subject to this trope on Discworld: his personal Weirdness Censor is so strict that it even blots out his perception of ''rudeness'', on the grounds that a lowborn churl like Sam Vimes wouldn't possibly dare snark off to an aristocrat like him. ''Discworld/{{Snuff}} would later expand this into a superpower; his absolute certainty that he was invincible caused arrows to curve in flight and hit the man behind him instead.
12th Sep '17 5:29:30 PM link343
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** In ''The Return'', Nobody is capable of recognizing Dougie Jones' odd behavior. His wife Janey-E suspects him of having had a stroke but after the doctor confirmed his well-being she puts up with him being a BlankSlate like everyone else does.
11th Sep '17 8:52:06 PM PaulA
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* This is a big part of Creator/HPLovecraft's Franchise/CthulhuMythos; the premise being that if the vast majority of human beings actually inquired into the weirdness and vastness around them, they'd go insane from the knowledge of "gods" and monsters. From ''Call of Cthulhu'':

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* This is a big part of Creator/HPLovecraft's Franchise/CthulhuMythos; the premise being that if the vast majority of human beings actually inquired into the weirdness and vastness around them, they'd go insane from the knowledge of "gods" and monsters. From ''Call of Cthulhu'':"Literature/TheCallOfCthulhu":
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