Inattentional blindness demo modernized

Cyclists will especially appreciate this public service ad. (It’s an update of a topic I enjoyed at Vis 2006.)

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  1. Sara, the only reason I’d seen the gorilla (in the original) was I wasn’t paying attention when the instructions were being given and wasn’t focused counting basketball passes. (At the time, I was fantasizing about getting out early in the afternoon to go riding 😉

    His other examples are fascinating (and not just because I was ‘fooled’ ). My favorites were when they switched out someone. (For example, student comes up to ask a question. Person ducks down as if to pick up a pen, another person stands up and answers.)