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Sunday, 25 September 2016, 15:51 (03:51 PM) CDT, day 269 of 2016
One of the five main characteristics of American Anthropology is fieldwork, "a primary research technique, involving “participant observation," which usually means living among the people one is interested in learning from and about. And fieldwork, almost above everything else, requires attentitive observation and recording of infroamraion.
Much of what we are going to do for the rest of the semester is "fieldwork" via video materials from around the world. Before we get into the video-intensive part of the course (towards the middle and end), take the Selective Attention Test (below) developed by Daniel Simons and Christopher Chabris. This should give you a little insight into the nature of observing—which lies at the very heart of anthropological fieldwork.
First, take the . . .
Selective Attention Test
Read and follow the directions carefully.
(It's short, less than a minute and a half).
When you are finished with the Selective Attention Test, watch . . .
The Monkey Business Illusion
Again, read and follow the directions carefully.
(4) After you have taken Simon and Chabris' tests, think about how what you learned from them about perception might be applied as you view the videos for the rest of the semesterâ€”and Culture and Personality behaviors in real life as you roam the world thereafter
Other Materials from Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons . . .
"Demonstrations, videos from our research, videos of us speaking, etc. Dan's YouTube Channel includes most of these videos as well as favorites from around the web that are related to or mentioned in our book. You can view more videos on his personal website."
The Book . . .
. . . discusses six "everyday illusions" . . .
Other Works of Interest
- 2016 Timothy G. Roufs
Page URL: http:// www.d.umn.edu /cla/faculty/troufs/anth4616/cpgorilla_tests.html
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