About our products...
Viscog Productions, Inc. creates DVD presentation tools designed for use by speakers, teachers, and trainers. Each DVD includes many short videos and demonstrations that allow presenters to induce failures of awareness in their audiences and to illustrate how easily people can miss the obvious. All of the videos on our DVDs come directly from the research of leading scientists who study attention and perception. Because we provide the actual demonstrations used by the scientists in their peer-reviewed research, the videos do not have Hollywood production values. Critically, though, they have documented effectiveness. Each DVD includes tips and instructions for presenters, giving guidelines for presenting and explaining each type of demonstration. We have produced three DVDs, each of which is available as a physical DVD and as a digitally downloadable DVD (playable using the FluxPlayer application). You can learn more about each DVD and format below. Note that none of our DVDs or their contents may be distributed or broadcast in any way. They are designed for in-person presentations.
Surprising Studies of Visual Awareness, Vol 1
Released in 2003, Surprising Studies Volume 1 includes 20 striking video demonstrations, each of which can be used to induce a failure of awareness in your audience. This volume includes the original gorilla/basketball video produced by Daniel Simons and Christopher Chabris in 1999 (commonly known as the "Invisible Gorilla" video or as "The Selective Attention Test"). Note that this DVD does not include Prof. Simons's 2010 "Monkey Business Illusion" video.
Surprising Studies of Visual Awareness, Vol 2
Released in 2008, Surprising Studies Volume 2 features 15 new videos, each of which can be used to induce a failure of awareness in your audience or to reveal how easily we can miss important events around us. This volume includes the famous "door" video, produced in 1998 by Daniel Simons and Daniel Levin, that shows how people can miss a change to a conversation partner in the middle of an interaction. It includes many powerful visual illusions that reveal ways in which what we see differs from reality.
Surprising Studies of Visual Awareness, Vol 1+2
Released in 2008, Surprising Studies Volume 1+2 combines all 20 demonstrations from Surprising Studies Volume 1 with the 15 demonstrations on Surprising Studies Volume 2 onto a single DVD with all 35 demonstrations. Many of our customers find the combined DVD to be more convenient than the individual DVDs because they can access any of the demonstrations from either collection without needing to switch DVDs during their presentation .