Most radiologists don’t see gorilla on lung scans

| March 6, 2013 | Reply

An early “inattention blindness” study demonstrated that half of the people viewing a group of students playing basketball failed to notice that a “gorilla” joined the game. In a newer study of “inattention blindness,” the experimenters inserted an image of a gorilla onto the upper right corner of a lung scan. It would be quite visible to anyone looking for it. Despite this, 83% of radiologists failed to notice it. Both studies are featured here.

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Category: Psychology Cognition

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich and his wife, Anne Jay, live in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where they are raising their two extraordinary daughters.

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