Jamie Hale

Jamie Hale

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Everyday Illusions

I just got the word from Chris Chabris that the paperback edition of The Invisible Gorilla is scheduled for release on June 7th.

The Invisible Gorilla, refers to a wide variety of stories and counterintuitive scientific findings to reveal- Our minds don't work the way we think they do. We think we know our own minds, but this isn't so. Chabris and Simons combine the work of other researchers with their own findings on attention, perception, memory, and reasoning, to reveal how faulty intuitions often lead us astray.

Often, we think we experience and understand the world as it is, but our perceptions are sometimes, actually, often times nothing more than illusions.

The Invisible Gorilla, provides detailed explanations of why people experience these everyday illusions and what we can do to protect ourselves against their effects. The ultimate goal of the book is to help you notice the invisible gorillas in your own life.

Everday Illusions

A detailed discussion of six everday illusions are discussed
illusions of attention
............. memory

These illusions are referred to as everyday illusions because they influence our lives on a daily basis.

The official website of The Invisible Gorrilla

Simons and Chabris videos

Coming soon! An interview with Simons and Chabris

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