Many years ago, when the world was a very young place, Fantasy Bob studied more psychology than was good for anyone. Even though this misguided youth may may or may not explain a lot about FB's dispositions, he has totally forgotten every last detail of it. Knowledge of the ability of rats to run through various mazes have not really helped him fashion the perfect cover drive.
But every now and then the world of psychology creeps into FB's field of view as it did today. Fantasy Bob was perusing the pages of the Guardian and found in a small space of its electronic edition far away from its high minded sentiments about riots and looting, the iniquities of the consumer society and the complete collapse of Indian resolve at Edgbaston, a newly minted blog on things psychological by a neuroscientist called Mo Costandi. He read it with interest.
Inattentional blindness is more than evident on the cricket field. In particular FB finds himself so focused on the ball being bowled he does not notice the gorilla walking across the field to take up position at extra cover where he promptly pouches FB's well struck drive. Why is it, he wonders, that opposing skippers seem to have an infinite supply of invisible gorillas at their disposal?