Saturday, December 5, 2009

Pattern recognition

Humans are famously supposed to be good at it. It's remarkable, though, how quickly this ability disappears from many people the instant race or gender come under discussion.

Inspired by the largely hideous comments on this post.


almostinfamous said...

maybe we monkeys are not as good as we think

Ethan said...

Hmm...yeah, maybe I should have been more equivocal in my post. Still, I think it has a certain pithy truth to it.

Change blindness is some interesting shit. It's why sneezing in the car is so dangerous! Don't sneeze in the car!