Covid-19 -- Update and new option
Prior to the pandemic, our products could only be used for in-person presentations. However, we recognize that most in-person training and presentations have shifted to online formats. In light of the need for many organizations to transition to online-only training and presentations, we are adjusting our use restrictions to allow for online presentations for the duration of the pandemic. Online use of our products is limited by the following specific restrictions. Other than these new permitted uses, the use restrictions noted on our Policies page remain in effect.
- Live Only. The videos may not be recorded, posted, or distributed. They may be used only for live, streaming presentations, and the presentations may not be saved for later posting or recorded in any way. If presentations are recorded, our videos must be removed before they are posted or distributed.
- Limited Audience. The audience for any presentation using our videos is restricted to a traditional audience for a training or presentation. The presentation may not be accessible to the general public. It cannot, for example, be used for a YouTube live streaming event or any other event with unlimited, open participation from the broader public.
About Viscog Productions
Viscog Productions, Inc. was founded in 2003 with the goal of collecting powerful demonstrations for use in presentations by speakers, teachers, consultants, and trainers. Each of our collections includes many short videos and demonstrations that allow presenters to induce failures of awareness in their audiences and to illustrate how easily people can miss the obvious. All of the videos on our DVDs come directly from the research of scientists who study attention and perception. Because we provide the actual demonstrations used by the scientists in their research, the videos lack Hollywood production values. Critically, though, they have documented effectiveness. With each collection, we tips for presenting and explaining the demonstrations.
About Our Products
All of our products are now available exclusively as digital downloads. You can download them immediately after you complete your purchase. The Inattentional Blindness Collection, released in 2017, is our first collection of stand-alone videos that can be incorporated directly into your presentations. It includes the Selective Attention Test "gorilla" video from Daniel Simons and Christopher Chabris as well as other variants of the "gorilla" video and other demonstrations of failures of awareness. It is the only one of our products that includes the famous Monkey Business Illusion. Our other products include Surprising Studies Volumes 1, 2, and 1+2. Those are downloadable DVDs that can be played using your computer's DVD playback software (or free software like VLC Media Player) or burned to a DVD disk for playback on a regular DVD player. Volume 1 also includes the Selective Attention Test video along with other demonstrations of failures of awareness and failures to detect change. Volume 2 includes the "door" study from Daniel Simons and Daniel Levin and many other demos. Volume 1+2 combines all of the contents from both volumes on a single DVD disk (vol 1+2). You can view and order all of our products and learn more about each on our Products page. (Note: The shopping part of our website has a different appearance than the rest of our site.)