ByJancy Richardson, writer at
To avoid fainting, keep repeating 'It's only a movie...It's only a movie...'
Jancy Richardson

Ever wondered why you don't notice massive movie blunders until they're pointed out to you?

Psychologist Daniel Simons has a pretty neat explanation for this phenomenon. But first, watch this one minute video.

You didn't notice any of that, right? I know I didn't! My reaction went from 'OMG what a boring video, nothing happened' to 'OMG I can't believe I missed that!'

Daniel Simons has done a lot of work on this topic. Basically, there's so much change around us that our brains fill in the blanks, meaning we 'create' memories and experiences without knowing it.

So...that's why I never noticed the plane flying past Brad Pitt in Troy!

Check out Simons's The Invisible Gorilla site for more of the science behind our movie mis-perceptions!


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