Video Blog: Change Blindness

Your brain really doesn't remember the things it sees very well. While it might capture certain aspects of the world, it mostly discards the information it processes. University of Illinois psychologist Daniel Simons (along with collaborator Daniel Levin of Vanderbilt University) has devised many experiments to show just how poor our visual cognition can be, which the NOVA scienceNOW team replicated in this video blog.

Curious as to how the other parts of your brain work?  NOVA scienceNOW shows you how magic, free falls, and mind controls devices are shaping the way we think about the brain.

Alex Liu is a former NOVA scienceNOW intern and recent NYU SHERP graduate who now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Visit his personal website and follow him on Twitter.

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