Juggling Inattention Blindness
Professor Bruce Hood shows that directing our attention to a specific task means we may not perceive all of what goes on in the world around us.
He asks a live audience to count how many times the Croydon Juggling Club pass two coloured batons between each other.
Whilst the audience do this, a man in a gorilla outfit walks past the jugglers. When asked after the juggling act, most of the audience had not seen the gorilla.
Available since: Mon 23 Jan 2012
- Series Producer
- Leesa Rumley
- Bruce Hood
- Executive Producer
- David Dugan
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2/3 Bruce Hood tests the limits of human memory and finds out how the brain takes shortcuts.
First broadcast: 28 Dec 2011
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