Basketball, Robert discussed on Stuff To Blow Your Mind


Think they are and that we're guided by bias, and we've got blindness, all kinds of things and filling takes issue with this. Not arguing that the findings of the intentional blindness studies are wrong. He accepts them, but he, he thinks that they tell us something quite different about our brains than people usually think so considered the original invisible gorilla. Perriman you're picturing this video in your mind, you got to teams of players wearing different colored shirts. They move around passing a ball within their own team, and then you've got subjects who are asked to count the number of passes made by players on the white team with the ball. And then in the middle of the video, you've got the gorilla comes in in the middle of the game beats his chest, walks back off screen. And in many orient some cases, most most cases, observers failed to see the gorilla a remember that the point of the experiment is not that people in gorilla suits or difficult to spot. It's that we don't notice things that seem completely obvious right in the middle of visual field win. Our attention is closely occupied on another task. Like counting basketball passes in a chaotic scene. So imagine you were asked to watch the clip without being given any instructions about what to pay attention to do you think you'd see the see the gorilla Robert? Yes, yeah, I absolutely think I would. I mean, it's clear that what prevents. Us from seeing it is the close attention. We're paying to the ball and trying to count, you know, manage all of that visual information and manage memory at the same time. It's our attention on this one isolated element that makes guerrilla invisible. And if you weren't doing that, it would definitely stand out and filling asks, what might you describe noticing in the scene? If you hadn't been given any instructions, you might say, two teams passing basketballs. You might be able to report what the teams shirts were, but but he points out that they're actually tons of details about the scene which are in fact completely quote, obvious, meaning there in plain view. There's nothing that obstructs at all, and you could point out these details if you'd been asked to look for them, but which you would almost definitely not be able to point out unless you've been asked to look for them, like what were the hair colors of all the players? How many steps did the players take? What color was the floor. For how many basketball passes were there by both teams combined, all of this information is completely evident. There's nothing that obstructs it from our view, and yet it doesn't surprise us that people would fail to notice these things in the experiment missing the gorilla only surprises us because we instinctually assume that a person in a gorilla suit walking in front of our eyes is something we should happen to notice unprompted and we don't understand why we didn't and filling calls this. The fallacy of obviousness quote, there's a fallacy of obviousness because all kinds of things are readily evident in the clip, but missing any one of these things isn't a basis for saying that humans are blind. The experiment is set up in such a way that people miss the gorilla because they are distracted by counting. Basketball passes preoccupied with the task of counting missing the guerrillas hardly surprising. In retrospect, the gorilla is prominent and obvious. So why is it surprising to miss the gorilla it? It's. Kinda hard to put into rigorous terms, isn't it? Like what it is about the gorilla? The makes that something we think we should have noticed as opposed to any of the other myriad facts about the visual character of the video, right? The gorilla is fun. The this, this whole video isn't is an utter bore except for the presence of a gorilla suit, right. Yeah. Yeah. But I mean, that's a hard that seems. So again, that fact about what makes the girl obvious seems obvious to us, but imagine you were programming a computer to say, watch this video and tell me anything interesting that happened in it. Would it notice the gorilla? I kinda doubt it right. I don't know. It's it's the most interesting thing about the video though. It's I feel like the the, I feel like a computer would pick up on the grill, its presence, it's front and center. How would it know the guerrilla was interesting is just another mass of colors moving on the screen..

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