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The Invisible Gorilla

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by Enrique, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. Enrique

    Enrique Well known member


    I forget how much cool stuff is on the wiki. I like to go in every once in a while and just browse around. Funny how I used to browse the 'net for no good reason. Now I browse the wiki... presumably for good reason. Anyway, I found this neat entry by Dr Z about the invisible gorilla.

    If have haven't see it before or it's been a long time check it out. Here's a link to the wiki page:
    The Invisible Gorilla
    There are some really good learning points by Dr Z after the video.
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  2. Forest

    Forest Forum Administrator

    This is a really good article, and the video really shows how much we can miss when our focus is consumed by one thing. Dr. Z has a great quote in the article where he writes:

    "The function of physical pain in PPD/TMS is to dramatically and selectively grab your attention. In that, the purpose of pain in PPD/TMS is much like the purpose of the team passing the ball in the experiment. In PPD/TMS, physical pain draws your attention away from what the unconscious mind has determined to be a more threatening pain, namely the expression of your suppressed emotions (anxiety, anger and rage). These suppressed emotions are your “Invisible Gorilla”, if you will."

    If you haven't read this article yet, I highly recommend it. It has some great info about how to break our focus on our symptoms and direct them to the underlying emotions.
  3. Eric "Herbie" Watson

    Eric "Herbie" Watson Beloved Grand Eagle

    I love this video , guys you wouldn't believe me if I told you. Check it out for yourself

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