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Old 11-04-2010, 04:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Your chance to settle an internet argument

First, watch this video:


Then answer the following question.

Spoiler: Did you see the goat?

I didn't the first time, and I'm convinced I can't be the only one.

Starkizzer says it's easy to spot, but she cheated because she knew in advance.
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Old 11-04-2010, 05:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Missed it, not all the surprising because it is kind of hidden, if only by the flow in the video.
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Old 11-05-2010, 12:09 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah, I noticed it. At first I was thinking, "Heh, that dog handler is losing-hey wait, that's not a dog!"
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Old 11-05-2010, 07:22 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Ahh, the "Invisible Gorilla" illusion. You'd definitely not the only who didn't see it. Statistically, anyone who *does* seem it is way outside the norm.

Amazon.com: The Invisible Gorilla: And Other Ways Our Intuitions Deceive Us (9780307459657): Christopher Chabris, Daniel Simons: Books Amazon.com: The Invisible Gorilla: And Other Ways Our Intuitions Deceive Us (9780307459657): Christopher Chabris, Daniel Simons: Books

This guy was on Colbert or something recently and I checked out his book. It looks really good, but I'm also persistently interested in the flaws in our brain. This is definitely one of them.
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Old 11-05-2010, 07:54 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I didn't see the goat the first time I watched the video, but did the second time after you mentioned it, yes.
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Old 11-09-2010, 07:41 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Ahh, when prompted for the answer I found it. I never even paid attention the first time.
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Old 11-10-2010, 06:46 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Yes, but I am a trained observer.
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