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(NPR)   Can you spot the gorilla in the x-ray? Not to worry, 83% of radiologists couldn't either   (npr.org) divider line 79
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2013-02-11 02:45:15 PM
I don't think that's an X-Ray, subby.
 
2013-02-11 02:48:41 PM
It looks like that gorilla has cancer.
 
2013-02-11 02:50:34 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-02-11 03:07:24 PM
My god, you've got monkey brain!
 
2013-02-11 03:08:36 PM
That looks more like a sasquatch.
 
2013-02-11 03:26:44 PM
That would suck if you have a tumor shaped like a gorilla.
 
2013-02-11 04:10:12 PM

AdolfOliverPanties: My god, you've got monkey brain!


Not often to be found in Washington, DC
 
2013-02-11 04:18:16 PM
This is why sleepy people and phone in the car people pull out in front of cyclists and motorcycles all the time - their brain is saying, "Is a car coming?, No, ok then, proceed.' Then they pull right out in front of the non-car object despite looking right at it. I would not at all be surprised if sleepy or otherwise distracted driving kills as many people as drunk drivers.
 
2013-02-11 04:20:09 PM
I can't tell if that's subby's mom...or my wife.Subby,are you my son?
 
2013-02-11 04:23:26 PM
This would be scary if I was concerned about a possible gorilla infection.
 
2013-02-11 04:24:54 PM
I remember getting some people to watch that gorilla video before, a couple of them were totally convinced it was a trick and that there were two different videos, one with the gorilla and one without.
 
2013-02-11 04:27:07 PM
Mr. Jones, I'm sorry to say... but... your lung jimmies have been rustled
 
2013-02-11 04:27:27 PM
I strongly suspect a significant number of those radiologists assumed someone was playing a joke on them and merely ignored the gorilla.
 
2013-02-11 04:33:51 PM
movieboozer.com

Quick, get an x-ray
 
2013-02-11 04:35:18 PM

RexTalionis: I don't think that's an X-Ray, subby.


Close enough; CT scans do use X-rays.

/not subby
 
2013-02-11 04:37:28 PM

JohnBigBootay: This is why sleepy people and phone in the car people pull out in front of cyclists and motorcycles all the time - their brain is saying, "Is a car coming?, No, ok then, proceed.' Then they pull right out in front of the non-car object despite looking right at it. I would not at all be surprised if sleepy or otherwise distracted driving kills as many people as drunk drivers.


What accounts for cyclists blowing stop signs, causing cross-traffic to jam on their brakes?
 
2013-02-11 04:41:42 PM
No gorilla ever gave anyone cancer, so I don't care if the radiologist spots it.
 
2013-02-11 04:41:55 PM
I read the article, then I watched the video, knowing full well what was going to happen.  Interestingly enough, I counted correctly the number of passes.  Even saw the gorilla walk through.  I did notice, not the suit, but just a man wearing black and that he walked in from one direction and out the other.  It wasn't until the replay that I saw that he actually stopped and pounded his chest before moving on.
 
2013-02-11 04:43:59 PM

BarkingUnicorn: No gorilla ever gave anyone cancer, so I don't care if the radiologist spots it.


That's what the gorillas want you to think.
 
2013-02-11 04:44:15 PM
Because they're not looking for a gorilla. It doesn't excuse them, but that's the reason.

And that looks like a ct scan to me.
 
2013-02-11 04:44:20 PM
Maybe they did spot it and just ignored it because it's stupid.
 
2013-02-11 04:50:57 PM

naughtyrev: [i.imgur.com image 366x270]


There is no Easter Bunny!
 
2013-02-11 04:51:16 PM

madgonad: Quick, get an x-ray


I came for Altered States. Now if I could just find some peyote...
 
2013-02-11 04:56:31 PM
I failed to spot the gorilla, even though I knew it was there, until the text directed me into the top right.

Of course, it could be the onset of senility, but I'd like to think otherwise - at least it isn't the onset of wossname, er thingy, oldness.
 
2013-02-11 04:58:15 PM
Once you see it you can't unsee it.
 
2013-02-11 05:02:48 PM
encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
 
2013-02-11 05:04:29 PM
The Gorilla in the X-ray sounds like an episode of Bones.
 
2013-02-11 05:06:26 PM

JohnAnnArbor: What accounts for cyclists blowing stop signs, causing cross-traffic to jam on their brakes?


Those are just dick cyclists. Much like with drivers, most aren't but some are. I drive  a car and a motorcycle and I bike so I've seen all the different scenarios from every perspective. I don't even mind the dicks so much - I mean they have to live with being a dick all the time and that has to suck. It's the oblivious people that almost kill me on a routine basis and they don't even realize it. My theory is they are just sleepy or distracted and didn't even see me because their brain was looking for a car and I wasn't in a car.
 
2013-02-11 05:07:30 PM
 
2013-02-11 05:10:06 PM
Well now I have to wonder: How many tiny lung-gorillas have I been unintentionally ignoring?
 
2013-02-11 05:10:43 PM
If there was a disease which caused gorillas to grow inside my body, I'd bet the radiologists would find it in their pictures.

Since there isn't such a disease, I'm not concerned about it.
 
2013-02-11 05:24:53 PM

Embden.Meyerhof: If there was a disease which caused gorillas to grow inside my body, I'd bet the radiologists would find it in their pictures.

Since there isn't such a disease, I'm not concerned about it.


You should be concerned.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15995100

Here is a case study where a guidewire was left in a patient, and despite being clearly visible on three x-rays and a CT scan, every doctor missed it. I first heard about that case study in  The Invisible Gorilla by Chabris and Simons. It's an excellent book. The problem is not gorillas. The problem is missing things that you're not specifically looking for.
 
2013-02-11 05:30:01 PM
Saw this the other night on the Brain Games shows on National Geographic channel.
 
2013-02-11 05:43:29 PM

ITGreen: AdolfOliverPanties: My god, you've got monkey brain!

Not often to be found in Washington, DC


Is that what we ate?
 
2013-02-11 05:48:27 PM
That's why I get my CAT scans taken here...

i236.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-11 05:48:45 PM

JohnBigBootay: This is why sleepy people and phone in the car people pull out in front of cyclists and motorcycles all the time - their brain is saying, "Is a car coming?, No, ok then, proceed.' Then they pull right out in front of the non-car object despite looking right at it. I would not at all be surprised if sleepy or otherwise distracted driving kills as many people as drunk drivers.


Oh we see them fine, we just don't care.
 
2013-02-11 05:52:34 PM

Raoul Eaton: This would be scary if I was concerned about a possible gorilla infection.


that shiat is bananas
 
2013-02-11 05:57:55 PM
img59.imageshack.us
 
2013-02-11 05:58:53 PM
I SEEN IT!!!!
 
2013-02-11 06:00:29 PM

jehovahs witness protection: Saw this the other night on the Brain Games shows on National Geographic channel.


Thanks for letting us all know!
+2 internets for you.
Awesome.
 
2013-02-11 06:01:19 PM

JohnAnnArbor: JohnBigBootay: This is why sleepy people and phone in the car people pull out in front of cyclists and motorcycles all the time - their brain is saying, "Is a car coming?, No, ok then, proceed.' Then they pull right out in front of the non-car object despite looking right at it. I would not at all be surprised if sleepy or otherwise distracted driving kills as many people as drunk drivers.

What accounts for cyclists blowing stop signs, causing cross-traffic to jam on their brakes?


Same concept, they are looking for people to impress with how stylin they look, not the other road traffic or its signage.
 
2013-02-11 06:19:04 PM

jehovahs witness protection: Saw this the other night on the Brain Games shows on National Geographic channel.


Brain Games? The thing that used to show up as filler on HBO?
 
2013-02-11 06:30:34 PM

red5ish: [img59.imageshack.us image 800x528]


If I was a UFO quack I would use that image in all my books.
 
2013-02-11 06:40:15 PM

Great Janitor: I read the article, then I watched the video, knowing full well what was going to happen.  Interestingly enough, I counted correctly the number of passes.  Even saw the gorilla walk through.  I did notice, not the suit, but just a man wearing black and that he walked in from one direction and out the other.  It wasn't until the replay that I saw that he actually stopped and pounded his chest before moving on.


The first time I saw that video I didn't know about the gorilla and received the standard instruction to count the passes.  Though I thought to myself that something else must be going on, I am mildly embarrassed to admit that I did not notice the gorilla at all.
 
2013-02-11 06:53:19 PM

miniflea: Great Janitor: I read the article, then I watched the video, knowing full well what was going to happen.  Interestingly enough, I counted correctly the number of passes.  Even saw the gorilla walk through.  I did notice, not the suit, but just a man wearing black and that he walked in from one direction and out the other.  It wasn't until the replay that I saw that he actually stopped and pounded his chest before moving on.

The first time I saw that video I didn't know about the gorilla and received the standard instruction to count the passes.  Though I thought to myself that something else must be going on, I am mildly embarrassed to admit that I did not notice the gorilla at all.


Most people don't. Radiologists or otherwise.

I saw a really good documentary about this that included Apollo Robbins as well as the Unseen Gorilla Researcher Guy I Forget Your Name.  ...

Found it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyeLF_a2iW0

GREAT documentary, especially if you're currently pissed you didn't see the damn thing.  It's more than likely not you.  Just, you know, the way your brain works.  I knew about the Unseen Gorilla Research, the SO didn't, and even though I did significantly better than he did, there were some tests I completely totally failed at... and I *knew* I was being tricked somehow.

/shrug
//like I said, it's a good watch
 
2013-02-11 06:54:10 PM
Not really a documentary, just... goddamit, I don't know, non-fiction TV special from National Geographic.  Whatever.

/tired
 
2013-02-11 06:54:12 PM

JohnAnnArbor: What accounts for cyclists blowing stop signs, causing cross-traffic to jam on their brakes?


If you have the right of way and they don't? Fark 'em. Let he who lacks the right of way proceed at his own peril.
 
2013-02-11 07:08:08 PM
I saw the gorilla the first time I watched the video. Turns out ADD people are far more likely to see it. Also, squirrels.
 
2013-02-11 07:22:24 PM

Raoul Eaton: This would be scary if I was concerned about a possible gorilla infection.


You should be concerned anyway.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15995100

Here is a case study where a guidewire was left in a patient, and despite being clearly visible on three x-rays and a CT scan, every doctor missed it. I first heard about that case study in The Invisible Gorilla by Chabris and Simons. It's an excellent book.
 
2013-02-11 07:31:12 PM
What you might look like with a little gorilla in you...

atoast2toast.files.wordpress.com
 
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