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Christopher F. Chabris

Union College
Assistant Professor of Psychology and Co-Director of the Neuroscience Program
Schenectady, NY, USA


Christopher Chabris received his A.B. in computer science and his Ph.D. in psychology from Harvard University, where he was also a Lecturer and Research Associate for many years. He did postdoctoral work in brain imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is now Assistant Professor of Psychology and co-director of the Neuroscience Program at Union College in Schenectady, New York, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Neurology at Albany Medical College, and a Research Affiliate at the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence. He is the co-author (with Daniel Simons) of the New York Times bestseller and Editor's Choice book The Invisible Gorilla, and Other Ways Our Intuitions Deceive Us, published in 2010 by Crown in the U.S. and HarperCollins in the U.K., with translations published or forthcoming in Chinese, Japanese, Russian, German, Spanish, Italian, and eleven other languages. In 2004 Chris and Dan shared the Ig Nobel Prize in Psychology (awarded for "achievements that first make people laugh, and then make them think") for the experiment that inspired their book. Chris has spoken to audiences at PopTech, Google, Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, Procter & Gamble, and elsewhere. Chris's research focuses on three main areas: collective intelligence in human groups; individual differences in thinking and decision-making; and how cognitive illusions affect our lives. He has published papers on a diverse array of topics, including human intelligence, beauty and the brain, face recognition, the Mozart effect, group performance, intertemporal choice, chess expertise, and visual cognition. Chris's work has appeared in leading journals, including Science, Nature, Psychological Science, Nature Neuroscience, Perception, and Cognitive Science, and it has been covered by major media outlets worldwide. Chris is also a chess master and poker amateur, and he writes occasionally for the Wall Street Journal and other national publications.

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Christopher Chabris is a psychology professor at Union College in New York, where he studies intelligence, thinking, and decision-making. He is also a Research Affiliate of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence. He received his Ph.D. and A.B. degrees from Harvard University. Chris is the co-author of the New York Times bestseller and Editor's Choice book The Invisible Gorilla, and Other Ways Our Intuitions Deceive Us, which has been published in 18 languages. He shared the 2004 Ig Nobel Prize in Psychology (awarded for "achievements that first make people laugh, and then make them think"), given for the experiment that inspired the book. Chris has spoken to audiences at major conferences and businesses, and his work has been published in leading journals including Science, Nature, Perception, and Cognitive Science. He is also a chess master, poker amateur, and contributor to the Wall Street Journal and other national publications.

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