Sunday, 2 September 2007

Count the Catches

From the Visual Cognition Lab of the University of Illinois, an experiment to see how much we notice.

Carefully count the number of times a ball is caught, or bounced.

Notice anything unusual?


Anonymous said...

I don't get it. Am I supposed to be able to count the bounces and the catches or to notice the guy in the guerrila outfit? Or is there something I am just not seeing?

Zoe Brain said...

You'd be surprised at the number of people who don't see the gorilla in the midst.

Autumn Sandeen said...

I lost count as soon as I saw the gorilla suit guy step in. I thought it was an experiment on how easily we can get distracted by simians -- and those dressed as simians. :P