If you've played games for years, there's a good chance you've been in this situation: You're running through a level. You miss an easy jump or don't get out of the way of an obvious bullet. Your character dies. Game over. And you're absolutely certain that the game screwed up and didn't register a button press.
What if I told you it's actually for real not your fault in those situations? Kind of.
YouTube personality Anthony Carboni posted the above video today. In it, he digs into the actual science behind how your brain can fool you into believing you didn't make a mistake. Fascinating stuff, and an important weapon in the fight to prove that I don't suck at games.