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From the psychologists who created the "invisible gorilla" experiment, a blog about how cognitive illusions and mistaken intuitions affect all of us, every day, whether we know it or not.
Christopher Chabris, Daniel Simons
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Just as an infant's rudimentary moral reasoning differs from that of an adult, our rapid, intuitive judgments often differ from what we might decide if we took the time to reason it out.
When we look at the world around us, we feel that we are seeing it completely and accurately. That feeling is illusory.
Christopher Chabris is a psychology professor at Union College in Schenectady, New York, and co-author of The Invisible Gorilla, and Other Ways Our Intuitions Deceive Us.
Daniel Simons is a professor at the University of Illinois and co-author of The Invisible Gorilla, and Other Ways Our Intuitions Deceive Us.