Standard

semilledge

Let’s play a game. 

First, watch this video. Focus on the horrifically late-1990s-dressed kids in white and try to count how many times they pass the ball.

Did you do it? 

Did you see the equally unattractive gorilla walk into the shot, beat his chest, and walk away?

Image

Courtesy of blunder prone.blogspot.com

Research shows that we can become so focused on looking for one particular thing or completing a specific task that we fail to notice something glaringly obvious, say, a gorilla. 

Like most freshman college students in a Psych 101 class, I failed to notice the poorly dressed primate. Also, like most freshman college students in a Psych 101 class, I completely forgot about the study once the semester was over.

It has been five years since that furry beast and I locked eyes through a computer screen. We were reunited intellectually, as many people are, through a…

View original post 209 more words

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s