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  • WisconsinWildcard
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    Re: Optical Illusions I: You never get a second chance at a first impression

    Originally posted by FreshFish View Post
    Daniel Kahneman, in Thinking Fast and Slow, recounts an even more amazing example. (actually, now that I look it up...) he cites a book by Chabris and Simons called The Invisible Gorilla. As described by Kahneman:
    That is probably one of the best ones in history. I remember watching that in an undergrad class for the first time and it changed the way I look at the world. The radiology example is a homage to that.

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  • LynahFan
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    National Geo's version.

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  • FreshFish
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    Re: Optical Illusions I: You never get a second chance at a first impression

    Originally posted by WisconsinWildcard View Post
    Daniel Kahneman, in Thinking Fast and Slow, recounts an even more amazing example. (actually, now that I look it up...) he cites a book by Chabris and Simons called The Invisible Gorilla. As described by Kahneman:

    [in] a short film of two teams passing basketballs, one team [is] wearing white shirts, the other wearing black. The viewers of the film are instructed to count the number of passes made by the white team [only]. This task is difficult and completely absorbing. Halfway through the video, a woman wearing a gorilla suit appears, crosses the court, thumps her chest, and moves on. The gorilla is in view for 9 seconds. Many thousands of people have seen the video and about half of them do not notice anything unusual.
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    The gorilla study illustrates two important facts about our minds: we can be blind to the obvious, and we also are blind to our blindness.

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  • WisconsinWildcard
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    One of my favorites.

    http://phenomena.nationalgeographic....erts-go-blind/

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  • FreshFish
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    Re: Optical Illusions I: You never get a second chance at a first impression

    This picture doesn't show up well enough on screen. In the original, you really could read the letters "S E X" airbrushed into the highlights in the curls of her hair below her chin and above her, um, pendant.

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  • Optical Illusions I: You never get a second chance at a first impression

    A very nice one to get us started.
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