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The Invisible Gorilla by Christopher Chabris
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Feb 01, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: psychology, non-fiction
Read from February 01 to 02, 2011

This book makes you question what you truly know and what you think you know. It shows how your mind can play tricks on you through a series of stories and anecdotes, such as a rape victim who erroneously testify against a man that she was confident was the rapist or why we fail to see things that happen right in front of our eyes.

The book is divided into 6 chapters that describe attention, knowledge, memory, confidence, cause and potential and goes on to debunk our most held believes in each of these areas. What I took away is that we must continually question what we know and what we think to be real and never jump to any casual conclusion between weakly correlated events.
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