Curious. I was just hunting up some YouTube videos I remembered and wanted to share with Scott because of a discussion we'd had on Saturday.
Take a look at the Colour Card Changing Trick
, then notice who it's by: Richard Wiseman
, who also wrote the "Be Lucky" article. This seems to be conflating two very different concepts ? luck, and the ability to perceive changes that our brains typically are wired not to notice.
Checking the books he's written, he certainly does seem to be making this connection. He has a self-help book entitled "Did You Spot the Gorilla? : How to Recognise the Hidden Opportunities in Your Life", which refers of course to one of the other astonishing cognitive illusion demonstrations.
(If you haven't see it, the best version of the "gorilla" test I could find is here on YouTube
. The original
doesn't have instructions, but makes the 'gorilla' reference clearer. The researcher behind it is Dan Simons of Harvard. He's interviewed here
on the topic of "change blindness" in part of a BBC show on the brain.)
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