Christopher Chabris

Christopher Chabris
Christopher Chabris
Senior Investigator, Geisinger Health System; Visiting Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study, Toulouse, France; Co-author, The Invisible Gorilla

CHRISTOPHER CHABRIS is a professor at Geisinger, an integrated healthcare system in Pennsylvania, and a visiting fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse, France. 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 and Harvard Medical School. He is the co-author (with Daniel Simons) of the New York Times bestseller The Invisible Gorilla: How Our Intuitions Deceive Us. 

Chabris' research focuses on several areas: attention, intelligence (individual, collective, and social), behavior genetics, and decision-making. He has published papers on a diverse array of topics, including human intelligence, beauty and the brain, face recognition, the Mozart effect, genetics in social science, group performance, intertemporal choice, chess expertise, and visual cognition.

He is a chess master, poker amateur, and games enthusiast; for three years he wrote the monthly "Game On" column in the Wall Street Journal. He also contributes occasionally to The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Slate, and other national publications.