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Why do radiologists miss dancing gorillas?

18 February 2013

Professor Nilli Lavie (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience) comments on research finding that more 80% of specialist tumour spotters failed to see a cartoon gorilla on scans. "They were trained to look for particular features - size and colour. So it does not reflect at all on the radiologists' ability to report nodules," she said. Read: BBC News