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Interesting Awareness Test (I Failed)

Thu Mar 13, 2008 9:01 pm

Who would have thought ...

http://www.dothetest.co.uk/

On a more serious note, this would add a little fuel to the claim that courts often give eyewittness reports too much weight.
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RE: Interesting Awareness Test (I Failed)

Thu Mar 13, 2008 9:09 pm

That's cool. I failed also, but I did think at one point that it seemed to suddenly get very crowded.
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RE: Interesting Awareness Test (I Failed)

Thu Mar 13, 2008 9:16 pm

I failed ...

And I thought I was special to have counted 13  Sad


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RE: Interesting Awareness Test (I Failed)

Thu Mar 13, 2008 9:19 pm

That was cool, very out of the box, and yes I failed too.

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RE: Interesting Awareness Test (I Failed)

Thu Mar 13, 2008 9:25 pm



Quoting NoUFO (Thread starter):
On a more serious note, this would add a little fuel to the claim that courts often give eyewittness reports too much weight.

Of course you failed. The test was designed to make you fail. It's an old ploy. Ask you to focus on one thing, then introduce a unrelated, and disguised factor. This is also why lawyers are constrained from testing a witnesses credibility by questioning details unrelated to the event you are giving testimony about. The bear was immaterial from the focus. Just as the color of cars on the freeway in immaterial to the physical description of the guy you saw mugging someone ten feet away from you.

(PS: If the bear had been a different color than the people you were told to ignore, you would have noticed it. By telling you to focus on the white team, you were programmed to ignore the black team, and the black bear.)
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RE: Interesting Awareness Test (I Failed)

Thu Mar 13, 2008 9:35 pm

I passed. I counted 13.

There was no bear. There was a guy in a "bear" costume that looked like a black team member wearing a hoodie. Of course I didn't notice him.

The outcome might have been different if a real bear had walked in front of the camera and acted like a bear would, by attacking the players.
 
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RE: Interesting Awareness Test (I Failed)

Thu Mar 13, 2008 9:37 pm



Quoting MDorBust (Reply 4):
(PS: If the bear had been a different color than the people you were told to ignore, you would have noticed it. By telling you to focus on the white team, you were programmed to ignore the black team, and the black bear.)

Yes, I noticed that. Plus when the "bear" appeared on the right, the white team passed the ball to the left and vice versa.
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RE: Interesting Awareness Test (I Failed)

Thu Mar 13, 2008 9:41 pm

I actually did notice the bear, but not when he was moonwalking - only when, in the middle of the screen, he faced the camera. I then went back to the passing. I guess I half-pass or something.
 
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RE: Interesting Awareness Test (I Failed)

Thu Mar 13, 2008 9:50 pm



Quoting IADCA (Reply 7):
I actually did notice the bear, but not when he was moonwalking - only when, in the middle of the screen, he faced the camera. I then went back to the passing. I guess I half-pass or something.

Great. This means your chances of getting run over by a bycicle are small. Big grin
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RE: Interesting Awareness Test (I Failed)

Thu Mar 13, 2008 9:57 pm

I passed as due to my crap internet connection, the video played slowly hence giving me time to see everything  Smile
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RE: Interesting Awareness Test (I Failed)

Thu Mar 13, 2008 9:59 pm

Yup, 13.

And that was not a bear. They need to go back to school and learn that a human dressed in a black hoodie is... a human dressed in a black hoodie, not a bear.

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RE: Interesting Awareness Test (I Failed)

Thu Mar 13, 2008 10:13 pm

Video wouldn't play for me.....I guess I wasn't "aware" enough to upgrade my software  wink  ...

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RE: Interesting Awareness Test (I Failed)

Thu Mar 13, 2008 11:11 pm

I failed as well but at least I counted 13 passes.  Wink

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RE: Interesting Awareness Test (I Failed)

Fri Mar 14, 2008 2:06 am

I passed, but I cheated as well...from prior experience with a similar test in a past Psychology class  wink 
 
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RE: Interesting Awareness Test (I Failed)

Fri Mar 14, 2008 2:22 am

That bear ain't moon walking.
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RE: Interesting Awareness Test (I Failed)

Fri Mar 14, 2008 2:58 am

I passed! I counted 13 passes and I saw that bear walking into the picture - thank god Big grin

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RE: Interesting Awareness Test (I Failed)

Fri Mar 14, 2008 3:10 am



Quoting Evan767 (Reply 14):
That bear ain't moon walking.

He was doing the white mans imitation of a moonwalk
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RE: Interesting Awareness Test (I Failed)

Fri Mar 14, 2008 3:29 am



Quoting NoUFO (Thread starter):
On a more serious note, this would add a little fuel to the claim that courts often give eyewittness reports too much weight.

So pointing out the guy who broke into my house would be thrown out because I didn't count how many cops were chasing him?

Quoting MDorBust (Reply 4):
This is also why lawyers are constrained from testing a witnesses credibility by questioning details unrelated to the event you are giving testimony about.

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RE: Interesting Awareness Test (I Failed)

Fri Mar 14, 2008 3:57 am

I failed and I counted 13 too.

Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 15):
I passed! I counted 13 passes and I saw that bear walking into the picture - thank god Big grin

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RE: Interesting Awareness Test (I Failed)

Fri Mar 14, 2008 10:15 pm

Passed.

Counted 13 also saw the "bear"

That's why I was a bit confused when he asked later did you see the "bear" I was thinking uhm yes but you asked me how many passes were.

So apparantly not a good test haha.

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RE: Interesting Awareness Test (I Failed)

Fri Mar 14, 2008 10:39 pm



Quoting Maverick623 (Reply 17):
So pointing out the guy who broke into my house would be thrown out because I didn't count how many cops were chasing him?

 yawn  More like something along the line of "both eyewitnesses did not see someone running across the street".
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RE: Interesting Awareness Test (I Failed)

Fri Mar 14, 2008 10:49 pm



Quoting LHStarAlliance (Reply 2):
And I thought I was special to have counted 13

Crap, so did I!

I didn't notice the bear, but if it were a real bear I would have noticed. That just looked like some fat dude dressed in black.
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