I’ve gotten a number of great examples of “invisible gorillas” by email and in comments on my earlier post. Please continue sending in your personal examples. I’m looking for any examples in which your intuitions about your own mind were wrong, ideally in dramatic fashion. The don’t need to be cases in which you failed to see something obvious — they can include any case in which your intuitions about your mind (attention, perception, memory, confidence, knowledge, etc) diverged from the reality.
You can send your experiences directly to me by email (email@example.com) or even better, post them as a comment on my earlier post. In a week or so, I will compile all the comments and will randomly select one submitter to receive a free copy of our book on CD.