Known as the invisible gorilla test, this test puts your attention skills and perception of things into practice. Very few people get to see the gorilla for the first time (you read that right) that appears in the video.
Despite being posted a few years ago, a video has surprisingly gained popularity again. It has become a phenomenon that has captured the attention of thousands of users on the Internet..
It has caused great interest and has become a topic of discussion on social media and other online platforms. The fascination and excitement it has generated demonstrate the power of viral content to impact and resonate with a wide audience.
New York University has recreated the classic invisible gorilla test, performed more than 20 years ago, in order to understand your ability to pay attention to objects. This experiment aims to analyze and evaluate your level of attention and concentration.
The study was run with more than 1,500 people who were shown a video showing six people throwing basketballs at each other as they walk around them.
Spectators were asked to count how many times the white-clad players passed the ball, but this was not the real test; in reality, they had to identify the gorilla.
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The scientists were anxious to find out if the participants saw the gorilla running through the people, most witnessed the primate’s stride as it sped by. But, when the gorilla passed slowly, it was not identified by most of the people who were testedwhy did this happen?
According to the researchers, the study reveals that people, while concentrating on a specific task, are able to notice unexpected objects that move quickly. On the other hand, they are less adept at noticing these same objects when they are moving slowly.
This indicates that people who cannot perceive unexpected objects while concentrating on a task suffer from inattentional blindness or perceptual blindness.
It is perceived as a cognitive deficit, as a reason why people at a crime scene may not have witnessed it.
Despite the fact that the stimuli are visible, the lack of attention prevents their conscious processing, creating a kind of selective blindness. This phenomenon highlights the limitation in the ability of some people to perceive their environment when attention is compromised..
Experts are carrying out various experiments, including an updated version of the famous 1999 gorilla test, to better understand the nature of this phenomenon.