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Very interesting test of perception September 19, 2008

Posted by composmentis in Science.
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Check this out FIRST, then comment.  Don’t read any comments until you’ve watched the video.

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1. TattooedIntellectual - September 19, 2008

Very interesting.

There’s an awesome article about consensus (what’s the plural of consensus?) in science. I’ll try to find it again.

2. TattooedIntellectual - September 19, 2008

This is it. It’s focused toward nutrition/diet, but I can see where it works in almost any field.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/09/science/09tier.html

3. TattooedIntellectual - September 19, 2008

Okay, I either got distracted and forgot to actually post the comment w/ the link (entirely possible today), or it got disappeared between posting and showing up.

Here’s a second try:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/09/science/09tier.html

That article leans more toward nutrition/diet, but it’s easy to see how it applies to several fields.

4. TattooedIntellectual - September 19, 2008

Ahah, it wasn’t me. Looks like the filter is sucking up my link.

5. Michael - September 19, 2008

Yup, you were in the spam filter.

6. daveintexas - September 19, 2008

God that’s funny.

Or embarrassing. I totally missed it.

7. TattooedIntellectual - September 19, 2008

I must admit that’s my first trip ever to a spam filter. I think I feel dirty :-)

8. Barry in CO - September 19, 2008

Sorry- it made me dizzy. What was the question?

9. IreneFingIrene - September 19, 2008

ape suit – RACIST!

10. Cathy - September 19, 2008

I did not see the guy in the gorilla suit at all. Fun. Thanks, Compos.

Not surprised. If I wanted to try and get that count right (I counted 17 but thought I missed one when someone in black blocked my view — maybe the guy in the gorilla suit — and was considering adding the one I missed and making it 18) then I knew I would have to block out the other stuff.

11. composmentis - September 19, 2008

I did exactly the same thing Cathy. I counted 17 the first time. So, not only did I not see the freaking GORILLA walk to center stage, beat its chest, and exit, I missed a pass.

12. daveintexas - September 19, 2008

It was 18?

So, not only do I suck at not seeing what I’m not looking at, I also suck at seeing what I’m supposed to be looking at?

Good to know.

13. mesablue - September 19, 2008

I saw it, but not until it was standing in the center.

14. Wickedpinto - September 19, 2008

I didn’t see the gorilla suit, I new I saw something, but I didn’t know what the hell it was, I thought there might have been an edit or something. Like compos and cathy said. I just couldn’t put my finger on what I was seeing.

Pretty funny stuff.

15. Ann - September 19, 2008

So, is this how polling works? The other night, I had a radio station from Des Moines call me. After listening to their introduction, which explained why they were calling – to establish whether Iowans were voting based on race _( my words, not theirs), it occurred to me that they were “setting up ” my opinion for their questions. In other words, they passed a gorrilla right through the middle of the questions, but I didn’t see it because I was still thinking about their introduction.

Make sense?

16. Cathy - September 19, 2008

Make sense?

Yep… purrfect sense… to me.

17. Wickedpinto - September 19, 2008

It’s a great demonstration of public speaking, and salesmanship.

There are so many small, and subtle things, not just with words but also with subtle inflection that changes the dynamic.

I’m only a novice at either of those, but It’s easy to recognize how assignment overrides perception without a doubt.

Yes, it’s makes sense.

18. Renee - September 19, 2008

I caught the gorilla but missed a pass. Does that mean I’m good at multi-tasking or easily distracted?? lol
In a study I read (many years ago) it was found that women were better at multitasking because eons of evolution had made us mothers and gatherers. While men are best at focusing on one thing and blocking out all distraction, hence great hunters. When the announcer said their was a gender difference I made sure to pay extra close attention because of the other study. Maybe I wouldn’t have seen the gorilla suit if I hadn’t read the study. Who knows!

19. Great Web Links - September 19, 2008

Gorila was a men it was fake gorrila lolz

20. Mrs. Peel - September 19, 2008

Yeah, when I saw that before, I TOTALLY missed the gorilla. I was focusing with laser-like intensity on the passes.

But never mind that. I have a burning question. Does anyone else refer to laundromats as “washaterias,” or is that a Texas-only thing?

Speaking of Texas-only things, I have been on both sides of the following conversation:

Texan 1: Wanna Coke?
Texan 2: Sure.
Texan 1: What kind?
Texan 2: Dr. Pepper.

21. TattooedIntellectual - September 19, 2008

I’ve never heard of a washateria before, but I’ve done the Coke–>why kind thing.

22. TattooedIntellectual - September 19, 2008

Hmmm, why kind=what kind.

23. Wickedpinto - September 19, 2008

IN MY! opinion?

I was someone who liked doing a good job.

My job was counting the passes.

I was ASSIGNED that job, anyone who did notice the gorilla? My guess is they weren’t doing their jobs.

I’m just saying.

You can do this easily, in a LOT of ways. and while I think it is funny, but really the people who DID notice the gorilla? isn’t a testiment of their intellect, or their ability to see broad subjects, but rather, that they are too lazy to do their assigned jobs in the first place.

Doubt me?

question me about other things.

I’m a genius, no really, I am.
Even though I’m poor, and panicky, and a lot of other things.
I’m a genius.

24. Dave in Texas - September 19, 2008

Hey Peelie!

I’m a dork, saw you commenting earlier, didn’t greet you. My bad.

You got power back at home, or just at work kid?

Glad you’re okey doke.

25. banor - September 20, 2008

couldn’t hear the audio on this vid, but yes, I believe I’ve seen it before and no, I didn’t catch it the first time. lol. oh well. ;)

-b
http://minosafilms.wordpress.com/

26. Retired Geezer - September 20, 2008

Does anyone else refer to laundromats as “washaterias,”

Shouldn’t that be waRshaterias?

My mom used to Warsh clothes when I was a kid.

27. S. Weasel - September 20, 2008

I’m pretty sure there were seventeen completed and one not quite completed passes and yes, I totally saw the gorilla. But I’m SCARY VISUAL like that.

Up here in Yankeeland, they call dry cleaners “cleansers” which is really odd.

28. BrewFan - September 20, 2008

My mom used to Warsh clothes when I was a kid.

That is a Midwest dialect. Is your mom from the Midwest, RG?

29. geoff - September 20, 2008

I’ve been buried in work for past month, so I’m sort of missing the story on our financial near(?)-disaster over the past couple of days. Anybody want to take a swing at summarizing it for me? Like, what the bail-out package does beyond salvaging Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac, and why our dorky financial institutions were so vulnerable?

30. Retired Geezer - September 20, 2008

That is a Midwest dialect. Is your mom from the Midwest, RG?

Good guess, Brew. She’s an Okie.

31. Mr Minority - September 20, 2008

As I was counting, I saw the gorilla, but discounted him because I needed to counted the ball being passed.

I got 17

And if you noticed the speaker guy never told us what the correct # of passes was. So I could be correct.

WP, your justification on why you missed the gorilla, sounds like something a Democrat would say.

32. lauraw - September 20, 2008

S.Weasel, that must be a Rhode Island thing. Connecticutians call them Dry Cleaners, or The Cleaners.

33. Wickedpinto - September 20, 2008

Yes Mr. Minority, and I was gonna follow up with.

“I blame bush.”

34. asad123 - September 21, 2008

I counted 17 passes I didn’t notice the gorilla until the second run of the tape. I think I assumed the gorilla was another kid in a black shirt.
Check me out at asad123.wordpress.com.

35. Mrs. Peel - September 21, 2008

Parents have power. I got power back for a couple hours last night, but lost it again. Work starts again tomorrow.

36. Wickedpinto - September 21, 2008

Mrs. Peel is powerless.

Just the way I like them.

37. Anonymous - October 28, 2008

Guess I might have ADHD, cause I noticed the ape guy straight away… interesting.

38. bob - December 11, 2008

hello

39. BrewFan - December 11, 2008

Hi bob!

*takes drink*

40. Dave in Texas - December 11, 2008

heh. watching Bob Newhart

41. Wickedpinto - February 11, 2009

watched it again.

I still blame bush.

42. kathy - June 3, 2009

try

43. Kristina - September 19, 2009

Wow, I didnt see the gorilla at first. That’s crazy how were so focused on counting that you don’t even see things..

44. Lauren - October 5, 2009

“Guess I might have ADHD, cause I noticed the ape guy straight away… interesting.”

That doesn’t mean anything… I have ADHD and didn’t notice the guy in the ape suit til the second viewing of the video.

45. Tracie - September 20, 2010

That was awesome, I did not notice the guy in the ape suit until he showed the video again

46. Keysle Sorm - September 20, 2010

I noticed it.

Diagnose me now

47. T - April 9, 2011

I miss counted but I saw the gorilla right way. I am not sure what that means, how I should take it.

48. Michael - April 9, 2011

I am not sure what that means, how I should take it.

You should investigate your family background. Seriously, are you really sure you were born on this planet?

49. Anonymous - June 27, 2011

Hmmm! This is very interesting. This is not something we often think about the way we often see things are by habbit or consistancy.

50. Anonymous - July 3, 2011

Cute. But I saw the gorilla the first time around! :~)

51. Anon - May 2, 2013

TWELVE!


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