I am currently reading The Invisible Gorilla by Christopher Simons and Daniel Chabris. Christopher Simons was one or the creator of the famous ball-passing perception test, which many of you will have experienced. If you haven’t, concentrate hard on getting the right answer and you may be amazed at the result.
I recently watched this again and was struck by the fact that even though I knew the “trick” to the video, when I decided to concentrate on the task with full effort… guess what, my brain failed the perception test yet again. Wow! How much am I missing out on? This is definitely worth a watch and if, like me, you have seen the video before, give it your full concentration on the task and see what happens. Perhaps your subconscious will deceive you too… I’d love to hear what you notice. Kate