Do Our Gadgets Really Threaten Planes?

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Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons - The Wall Street Journal

Assistant Psychology Professor Christopher Chabris and Daniel J. Simons, a psychology professor at the University of Illinois, wrote a piece for the Wall Street Journal about whether electronic devices actually cause problems for airlines.

Chabris and Simons are co-authors of “The Invisible Gorilla, And Other Ways Our Intuitions Deceive Us.”

Published by Crown, the book tackles “six everyday illusions that profoundly influence our lives,” the authors write: “the illusions of attention, memory, confidence, knowledge, cause, and potential.”

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Chabris joined Union in 2007. He earned his Ph.D. in psychology from Harvard, where he was a research associate and lecturer. His book reviews have appeared in The New York Times and Wall Street Journal.