Tuesday, March 15, 2011

E-Book of the Week: The Invisible Gorilla

Chabris, Christopher F. and Daniel J. Simons. The Invisible Gorilla: And Other Ways Our Intuitions Deceive Us. New York: Crown Publishers, 2010.

The Invisible Gorilla examines six areas related to our perceptions -- areas that are often faulty, yet stubbornly resistant to change even when we are made aware of the flaws. Chabris and Simons use examples from psychological experiments and real life situations to demonstrate the illusions of attention, memory, confidence, knowledge, cause, and potential. They also discuss how we can attempt to overcome the flawed logic that results from these illusions.

Previewed by Danielle Whren Johnson, Digital Access Librarian. Click here to read this book.

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