Surprising Studies, Vol 2
Surprising Studies of Visual Awareness, Vol 2 (2008)
15 new demonstrations that illustrate failures of perception and awareness. Includes the famous "door" video.
You can also get all of the contents of Volume 2 on the Volume 1+2 DVD. The Volume 1+2 DVD lets you access all the demonstrations from both Volume 1 and Volume 2 during a single presentation, without having to change DVDs.
-- Striking demonstrations that induce failures of awareness
-- Illustrations of change blindness in the real world
-- Original footage from scientific experiments
-- Rapid, menu-driven access to each demo
-- Scientific explanations for each demo
-- Separate viewer and presenter instructions for each demo
The DVD includes the following 15 distinct demonstrations:
1. The famous "door" person-change video in which a pedestrian fails to notice when the person he is talking to is replaced by a different person during a brief interruption.
2. A person change video in which a participant in an experiment fails to notice when the experimenter is replaced by a different person.
3. A person change video in which a pedestrian is asked to take a photograph of an experimenter and then the experimenter is replaced by a different person.
4. An actor's appearance changes unexpectedly while viewers search for a red shape.
5. A scene gradually changes in an obvious way, but people often do not notice.
6. Noise is inserted into a video of a brief event, but people typically do not notice.
7. A video of basketball players in which a woman enters the scene unexpectedly, but people generally do not notice.
8. The Lilac Chaser illusion in which a set of shapes seem to disappear and a new moving shape seems to appear.
9. The Motion Induced Blindness illusion in which bright yellow dots seem to vanish.
10. An apparent motion illusion in which a motorcycle seems to move forward continuously even though it actually shifts backward half the time.
11. A striking dynamic brightness illusion in which one shape looks black and the other looks white even though they actually are identical.
12. An illusion in which all the dots of each color are perceived to move in the same direction, but actually do not.
13. An aftereffect in which a colorless photograph appears to be in full color.
14. An illusion in which a somewhat blurry scene seems to disappear entirely.
15. A motion illusion in which one dot appears to move vertically and another horizontally even though both move in identical paths.