Christopher Chabris

The Invisible Gorilla

Christopher Chabris

Talk: The Invisible Gorilla

Christopher Chabris, co-author of "The Invisible Gorilla: And Other Ways Our Intuitions Deceive Us", spoke to Googlers in Mountain View on October 5, 2010. The Invisible Gorilla uses that ersatz primate as a departure point (and overarching metaphor) for exploring the myriad of other illusions, perceptual or otherwise, that we encounter in everyday life--and our often complete lack of awareness as we do so.

Christopher Chabris

Christopher F. Chabris is an American research psychologist, currently Associate Professor of Psychology and co-director of the Neuroscience Program at Union College in Schenectady, New York.

The Invisible Gorilla

The Invisible Gorilla reveals the myriad ways that our intuitions can deceive us, but it’s much more than a catalog of human failings. Chabris and Simons explain why we succumb to these everyday illusions and what we can do to inoculate ourselves against their effects.

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