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Seeing Is Not Believing

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

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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

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