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The Invisible Gorilla - And Other Ways Our Intuitions Deceive Us

Christopher Chabris

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Reading this book will make you less sure of yourself-and that's a good thing. In The Invisible Gorilla, Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons, creators of one of psychology's most famous experiments, use remarkable stories and counterintuitive scientific findings to demonstrate an important truth: Our minds don't work the way we think they do. We think we see ourselves and the world as they really are, but we're actually missing a whole lot. Chabris and Simons combine the work of other researchers with their own findings on attention, perception, memory, and reasoning to reveal how faulty intuitions often get us into trouble. In the process, they explain: • Why a company would spend billions to launch a product that its own analysts know will fail • How a police officer could run right past a brutal assault without seeing it • Why award-winning movies are full of editing mistakes • What criminals have in common with chess masters • Why measles and other childhood diseases are making a comeback • Why money managers could learn a lot from weather forecasters Again and again, we think we experience and understand the world as it is, but our thoughts are beset by everyday illusions. We write traffic laws and build criminal cases on the assumption that people will notice when something unusual happens right in front of them. We're sure we know where we were on 9/11, falsely believing that vivid memories are seared into our minds with perfect fidelity. And as a society, we spend billions on devices to train our brains because we're continually tempted by the lure of quick fixes and effortless self-improvement. The Invisible Gorilla reveals the myriad ways that our intuitions can deceive us, but it's much more than a catalog of human failings. Chabris and Simons explain why we succumb to these everyday illusions and what we can do to inoculate ourselves against their effects. Ultimately, the book provides a kind of x-ray vision into our own minds, making it possible to pierce the veil of illusions that

Language:

English

Narrators:

Daniel Simons, Dan Woren

Length:

9h 22m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:28


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:10


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:37


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:30


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:23


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:23


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:04


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:41


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:20


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:10


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:20


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:35


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:24


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:07


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:08


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:05


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:26


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:15


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:47


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:49


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:41


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:00


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:18


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:24


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:17


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:48


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:43


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:51


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:59


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:21


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:36


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:03


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:32


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:08


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:28


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:19


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:21


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:22


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:04


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:01


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:54


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:17


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:14


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:33


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:03


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:02


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:07


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:55


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:10


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:37


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:38


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:02


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:23


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:55


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:27


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:52


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:22


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:10


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:43


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:01


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:56


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:18


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:06


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:11


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:15


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:34


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:35


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:01


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:24


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:51


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:40


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:19


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:36


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:27


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:20


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:30


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:49


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:52


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:37


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:00


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:30


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:50


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

00:34