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Cap'n Vic

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Icon 1 posted March 12, 2008 12:04      Profile for Cap'n Vic     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Take the test and find out.

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The Famous Druid

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Icon 1 posted March 12, 2008 12:27      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
If you who don't want to be 'spoiled', view the video before looking at the postings below...

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Cool.

They played a similar one on Sleek Geeks (an aussie geek-tv show) recently.

Mrs Druid failed the test, (as did most of the studio audience).
My result doesn't count - I'd read about the 'correct' result.

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Icon 2 posted March 12, 2008 21:04      Profile for CoffeeSmack         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Moonwalking bear? Why not ask if we noticed a particular brand of shoe somebody was wearing? It's an interesting test, but if the initiating question demands that you pay attention to a particular aspect of the video, then I don't think it's realistic to expect somebody to have seen the bear.

On the contrary, if they simply played the video one person would count the black jersey passes, another person might count how many women are in the video, and a third would take notice of the bear.

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GrumpySteen

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I was distracted by the bear and missed the count of the white team's passes by 2. I'm not sure if that counts as passing the test or not.

Good to know my ADD is in full force, though [Big Grin]

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Didn't see the bear, but the team in black made 17 passes.

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Cap'n Vic

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Do you fucking idiots know what spoilers are?
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If you don't want to be 'spoiled' view the video at the top of this page before reading any of the postings.

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I wasn't fooled, but only because I saw this a few years ago, (maybe even here). It is taken from experiment performed originally in 1999. This article describes the research and links indirectly to the original films.

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Cap'n Vic wrote:
Do you fucking idiots know what spoilers are?

We're not fucking idiots and we know exactly what a spoiler is. We're fucking assholes who don't care [Razz]

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quote:
Originally posted by Callipygous:
I wasn't fooled, but only because I saw this a few years ago, (maybe even here). It is taken from experiment performed originally in 1999. This article describes the research and links indirectly to the original films.

Interesting article. This little quote from a similar study fits with what I guessed was going on:
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Simons and Chabris's work also hinted that inattentional blindness may depend on the similarity between unexpected and attended objects: Participants were more likely to notice a gorilla, whose fur was black, when they were attending to the basketball team in black shirts than when they were attending to the team in white shirts.
I know I was basically filtering out the people in black in order to count the white team's passes, so I just filtered out the guy in the black bear costume, too. I don't think missing the guy in the costume really counts as a "fail," though. In some situations, being able to filter out distractions would be a good thing. The point of the ad is that you don't want to do that while driving.

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I'm sure it's not the worst thing that will happen today. Cripes.
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I'm surprised I missed the bear. Then again, he was wearing a black shirt [Smile]
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