gorilla? what gorilla?

No, it’s not a new animal in the Safari.

This is about how the brain functions to make us all
blind men looking at Elephants.

“Working with Christopher Chabris at Harvard
University, Simons came up with another demonstration
that has now become a classic, based on a videotape of
a handful of people playing basketball. They played
the tape to subjects and asked them to count the
passes made by one of the teams.”

“Around half failed to spot a woman dressed in a
gorilla suit who walked slowly across the scene for
nine seconds, even though this hairy interloper had
passed between the players and stopped to face the
camera and thump her chest.”

“However, if people were simply asked to view the
tape, they noticed the gorilla easily. The effect is
so striking that some of them refused to accept they
were looking at the same tape and thought that it was
a different version of the video, one edited to
include the ape.”