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Re: Seeing Is Not Believing

From: Terry Groff <terry.nul>
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2011 11:55:32 -0500
Archived: Tue, 28 Jun 2011 14:02:43 -0400
Subject: Re: Seeing Is Not Believing


>From: Diana Cammack <cammack.nul>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul>
>Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2011 11:25:23 +0200
>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

><snip>

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>[More at site]


We ran an experiment at our MUFON meeting this past Sunday using
the "gorilla" video.

We split the group in to two groups, one labeled "1" and the
other labeled "2".

We had the 1's count how many times the basketball was bounced
and group 2 counted how many times the ball was passed.

We then asked each individual how many bounces or passes were
made. For the most part they came up with similar numbers.

We then asked who had seen the gorilla walk into the scene.

The vast majority of the group did _not_ see the gorilla.

When an individual is focused intently on an event, they can
miss other events happening in the same field of view.


Terry Groff





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