The Boston Globe:
In a famous experiment, researchers asked people to watch a video of a group passing a basketball and count the number of passes. In the middle of the video, someone in a gorilla suit unexpectedly walks through the group—but many viewers fail to notice the gorilla, because they’re so focused on counting passes. In a new experiment, researchers with Harvard Medical School’s Visual Attention Lab have taken this work on “inattentional blindness” one step further. They asked radiologists to look for nodules in a CT scan of a lung.
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