The Invisible Gorilla by Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons explores how we notice a lot less than we think we do. hide caption
"You can make two competing predictions," Simons said. "Knowing about the invisible gorilla might increase your chances of noticing other unexpected events because you know that the task tests whether people spot unexpected events. You might look for other events because you know that the experimenter is up to something." Alternatively, "knowing about the gorilla might lead viewers to look for gorillas exclusively, and when they find one, they might fail to notice anything else out of the ordinary."
The Invisible Gorilla: And Other Ways Our Intuitions Deceive Us
Christopher Chabris,Daniel Simons
Limited preview - 2011
The idea with this new video was to see if those who knew about the invisible gorilla beforehand would be more or less likely to notice other unexpected events in the same video.
In their new book The Invisible Gorilla, Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons explain how our brains trick us into thinking we see and know far more than we actually do.