I bet 95% of you will miss this

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and if you have seen this before SHHHHHHHHHHHhhh!!!!!!!!!


Posters, don't spoil it in a response please.
 
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and if you have seen this before SHHHHHHHHHHHhhh!!!!!!!!!


Posters, don't spoil it in a response please.
Well I followed the directions. That's all I can say.
 
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Nice! I missed it :cry:
 
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I watched it few months ago so I knew about it
but still missed it ><
 
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I didn't miss it, but then that may be because I didn't have the attention span to follow the directions for more than about 10 seconds.
 
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I study cognitive psychology so I've seen this done many different ways in experiments on inattentional blindness. The most interesting one, I have seen is this:
If you look very carefully, you'll see that there is a brunette in the video, but about 87% of men don't see her the first time they watch the video.
 
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Are you serious MIH? :confused:
 
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Oops. wrong color MIH. Who knows the new color for invisible text?
 
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That seems very surprising MIH! Where did you get these stats from? (or are you just cracking a joke :smile:). I can see the idea behind it being true, but it needs a better setup to work (on me at least).
 
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Is this the one with the suit of ape in it?
 
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Oops. wrong color MIH. Who knows the new color for invisible text?
It's E3E3E3 according to photoshop

I hope
 
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I am just keeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeding!
 
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I got it right!
 
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I assumed there was a trick and didn't even try to follow the instructions so I definitely saw it.

MIH said:
I study cognitive psychology so I've seen this done many different ways in experiments on inattentional blindness. The most interesting one, I have seen is this:
Sorry MIH but not all men prefer blondes ;-p , or even large hood ornaments for that matter. Unfortunately that brunette looks to be about 15. :-/
 
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Holy ****, that's hilarious.
 
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Note* The counting part that is :frown:
 
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Yeah, brunette's are my fav.
 
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Sorry MIH but not all men prefer blondes ;-p , or even large hood ornaments for that matter. Unfortunately that brunette looks to be about 15. :-/
same here---

-10 points for being blonde
-15 points for (too) large breasts
-10 addition points for being a bleached blonde
-20 more points for breast augmentation

exceptions do apply however
 
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I didn't think her breasts were fake, but I will agree that her hair (the "blonde") looks horrible.

The OP is really old in some sense: isn't this a really old concept (the basketballs and gorilla)?

edit... looks like a Harvard professor performed this experiment in 1999: http://www.wjh.harvard.edu/~cfc/Simons1999.pdf#search=%22Simons%20and%20Chabris%20on%20sustained%20inattentional%20blindness%22 [Broken]

edit2... wasn't the "original" video posted here a couple years ago? I could have sworn I seen it somewhere.
 
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A timeless concept!
*edit* Nevermind. I thought your mention of gorillas was a reference to pre-cro magnan and the basketballs to... watermelons. (IYKWIM):biggrin:
 
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This experiment has been done over and over and over and over..
sometimes it's a person in a gorilla suit. sometimes it's a person with an umbrella. The "count the basketball passes" experimental paradigm is pretty standard.

Would be kind of interesting to try it with a sexy girl/guy walking through the scene and see if it makes any difference.

Here is a video on the attention system and things we miss:

and I could care less about brunettes or blondes. It was a joke.
 
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This experiment has been done over and over and over and over..
sometimes it's a person in a gorilla suit. sometimes it's a person with an umbrella. The "count the basketball passes" experimental paradigm is pretty standard.

Would be kind of interesting to try it with a sexy girl/guy walking through the scene and see if it makes any difference.
Or maybe have all males that one by one drop off screen and are replaced by similarly dressed females.

MIH said:
Here is a video on the attention system and things we miss:
That is just cool. You'd almost think it was a comedy skit.
And I especially like the Adams quote at the beginning.

MIH said:
and I could care less about brunettes or blondes. It was a joke.
I know. :-p
 
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Have you seen amazing colour changing card trick?


Talking about blonde: I had a lot of fun observing myself concentrating on the blonde - even if I prefer brunette :smile:
 
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i saw a video similar to this a few months ago, yet i missed the bear again!
 

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