Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Count The Passes

How many times does the team in white pass the basketball?

8 comments:

Rev. Paul said...

In my college 'intro to psychology' class, they showed a similar film with a naked woman strolling through a cocktail party. No one noticed the (staged) armed robbery in the center of the room while watching her winding around the other guests. The professor's only comment was, "Pay attention; things are not always what they seem."

Good advice, it seems.

John Balog said...

Huh, I got the correct number and the gorilla. But then, calling it a "selective attention test" was a red flag.

Old NFO said...

Heh... Seen that one before, and it's 14...I think...

Dave H said...

Okay, but without going back to look - what letter was written on the wall behind the people? (I thought that was going to be the "did you see" question.)

John said...

I counted 15, including a near drop, and a few dribbles. The black team passed 20 times. A woman in a gorilla suit casually shuffled through the middle of the group of six players. There were three men and three women; with one woman on the white team, and two on the black team.

Yeah, that kind of obsessive observation is the primary reason that I'm really disappointed by prestidigitation.

Differ said...

I was doing great counting the passes when some nitwit in a gorilla suit walked through the middle of the demo, blocking my view of the passes and I had to concentrate a lot harder not to lose count.
That's a very poor example of a selective attention test - the (gorilla) is supposed to walk through the background.

Atom Smasher said...

The first time I saw this, 5 years or so ago, I swear I did NOT notice the gorilla at all.

I'm not trying to sound cool or dumb or special.

Did. Not. See it.

Spooky.

Goober said...

What differ said.

I like the selective attention test where you've got a hot chick in a car, with her squishies hanging out for all to see, and there is a .357 in the center console and she's got her hand on it.

Most men never see the gun.