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Count the passes

2007-07-17 17:50:56.587175+00 by Dan Lyke 9 comments

[ related topics: User Interface Psychology, Psychiatry and Personality ]

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#Comment Re: made: 2007-07-17 18:07:15.4996+00 by: ebradway

Hah. That reminds me of some bosses I've had:

"Hey boss, I've just about finished project X, like you told me!"

"What! Project X, didn't you notice project Y? You're fired."

#Comment Re: made: 2007-07-17 20:40:01.394756+00 by: Mark A. Hershberger

maybe I'm just easily distracted, but I saw it the first time.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-07-17 20:43:49.046834+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yeah, Mark, me too. On the other hand, as soon as I saw it I thought "oh, I remember reading about that paper".

#Comment Re: made: 2007-07-17 22:55:12.044409+00 by: Dylan_forgot_his_old_logon

I failed. I was all smug because I got the number of passes right, but I totally missed the gorilla.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-07-17 23:20:40.186471+00 by: Dan Lyke

Sounds like about half of all people do. I'm still not sure I got the pass count right...

#Comment Re: made: 2007-07-18 01:31:07.77165+00 by: markd

I got the pass counts, but did not notice the visitor. I don't pick up on visual details very much unless I have a camera in my hands.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-07-18 02:09:04.623499+00 by: Larry Burton

Where did it tell the pass count? I got fourteen and saw the gorilla but didn't recognize it as a gorilla. I thought it was someone in a black hooded robe.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-07-18 05:38:53.114+00 by: dexev

This falls into the, 'well, duh' category for me, along with most other psych papers. The video is clever, and maybe the original paper did something interesting with the data, but proving that yes, sometimes we do miss the forest for the trees, isn't that surprising.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-07-18 12:26:11.732243+00 by: topspin

Maybe it's just me, yeah, it's probably just me, but when I saw "count the passes between the players in the white shirts"...... I thought I was gonna see footage from inside a bar somewhere.