blogging from the Vision Sciences Meeting

I will be attending the annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society later this week. While there, I will be blogging about some of the cool new vision and cognition research posters and talks. I will also be presenting a new demo at the Best Illusion of the Year contest on the evening of [...]

Blogging at Psychology Today

Chris and I will occasionally blog at Psychology Today. Our blog there is called “The Gorilla Guys.” When we do, we will post a link on our own blog as well. My first post for The Gorilla Guys blog is on the assumptions people make when viewing the world, using the “door” [...]

PBS Frontline covers the vaccine wars

The PBS program Frontline apparently will air a program on Tuesday April 27, 2010 about the battle over vaccines. You can read the press release to learn more.

I hope that Frontline gives the issue its usual careful consideration and doesn’t give equal weight to those who appear to ignore the science. [...]

Williams syndrome, stereotypes, and misleading titles

A paper just published in Current Biology and discussed extensively in the media was titled:

“Absence of racial, but not gender, stereotyping in Williams syndrome children.”

Williams Syndrome results from the accidental loss of several genes on chromosome 7, and it affects about 1 in 2500 newborns. The symptoms include a characteristic facial appearance, heart problems, [...]

not paying attention

Here’s an interesting report about a legal case. A teenage snowboarder in Canada collided with a 5-year-old boy, breaking his leg. The snowboarder (James Lee) was fined $30k for being 75% responsible for the collision (the boy’s father was found to be 25% responsible for leading his son onto a steep slope). According [...]

Friday gorilla spotting

It’s Friday. Time for some gorilla spotting. You’d be amazed where you can find gorillas once you start looking.

This should give conspiracy theorists something to ponder.

gorillas are not alone

I’ve been discovering that the more you look for invisible gorillas, the more you have to worry about other invisible things. If these warning signs are any indication, other people have started searching for the invisible too…

Apparently, we gorillas aren’t the only invisible critters:

sign from Hawaii by skelekitty

Apparently, objects can be invisible too.

Welcome!

Welcome to The Invisible Gorilla. This blog is a collaborative effort by Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons. Our book The Invisible Gorilla, and Other Ways Our Intuitions Deceive Us, will be published in North America by Crown on May 18, 2010. Here we will blog about the book, about our own research in psychology and [...]