From: Diana Cammack <cammack.nul> Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2011 11:25:23 +0200 Archived: Tue, 28 Jun 2011 12:31:56 -0400 Subject: Seeing Is Not Believing ----- Source: National Public Radio http://tinyurl.com/3gynbcs June 20, 2011 Why Seeing (The Unexpected) Is Often Not Believing by Alix Spiegel Two months ago, on a wooded path in upstate New York, a psychologist named Chris Chabris strapped a video camera to a 20-year-old man and told him to chase after a jogger making his way down the path. For close to two years Chabris, who teaches at Union College, had been conducting this same experiment. He did the experiment at night, in the afternoon, with women, with men. All were told to run after the jogger and watch him. The goal of all this was to answer a question: Is it possible to see something really, really obvious and not perceive it? But for Chabris and his co-researcher, psychologist Daniel Simons at the University of Illinois, this wasn't just some abstract scientific inquiry. They wanted to know for a reason. Chabris and Simons were trying to understand whether a Boston police officer named Kenneth Conley had been wrongly convicted of lying. What happened to Conley was the inspiration for their experiment. The Case That Inspired The Experiment <snip> ----- [More at site] Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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