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  • Study suggests police officer wrongfully convicted for missing the 'obvious'

    In a new study, University of Illinois researcher Daniel Simons and colleagues at Union College tested the claims of a Boston police officer who said he ran past a brutal police beating without seeing it.

    In a new study, University of Illinois researcher Daniel Simons and colleagues at Union College tested the claims of a Boston police officer who said he ran past a brutal police beating without seeing it.

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  • Editor's notes: To reach Daniel Simons, call 217-898-8003; email dsimons@illinois.edu. Christopher Chabris, 617-823-6173; chabris@gmail.com

    The paper, "You Do Not Talk About Fight Club if You Do Not Notice Fight Club: Inattentional Blindness for a Simulated Real-World Assault," is available online or from the U. of I. News Bureau.