How to forget someone that you talked to 5 seconds ago

A classic experiment. Watch the last one :D

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+1 1. Ubermench commented 15 years ago

nice :D,how blind you must be...
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+7 2. patriotaus commented 15 years ago

lol. how could you not notice the guy your talking to turns black
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0 3. Durkin commented 15 years ago

I'm always a little skeptical of experiments on video because they obviously don't show the hundreds of times that everyone noticed. Still pretty cool though and yeah I agree with #2. what the hell?! :D
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+1 4. itsSimple7 commented 15 years ago

The people are looking at the map, they only see the person for a second, and short term memory is fleeting. Cool experiment.
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0 5. Xionbox (moderator) commented 15 years ago

Oh come on! The guy is white and then black and she doesn't even notice it!! What the...
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+1 6. MsZoomy commented 15 years ago

#4 I agree with you're explanation, they don't call it short term memory for nothing. The white guy turning, the reason she didn't say anything was propably because she would be embarassed, what are you gonna say "I thought you were white?" that would go over real well LOL.
Snotr is turning into the Science Channel
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+2 7. zerorain commented 15 years ago

i bet they would notice if they turned into a girl
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0 8. nooitaf (admin) commented 15 years ago

other language, same trick, they did the girl and it worked.
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+1 9. rearcushion commented 15 years ago

LOL the last one is good.
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+1 10. LionelMarcus commented 15 years ago

LOL @ THE LAST ONE! well done lOL! :D
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+1 11. godsent_3 commented 15 years ago

That one is so incredible !! :D
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0 12. EagleEyes commented 15 years ago

#6 @ "I thought you were white?" LOOL :D :D
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0 13. lacquim commented 15 years ago

I've seen him before, but I can't remember what his name is....He had a couple of episodes on tv as well playing with people's minds. Anyone know his name?
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0 14. zerorain commented 15 years ago

lol the last girl wasn't racist.
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0 15. BombDiggady commented 15 years ago

Lol, the last lady probably thought the guy was a chameleon or something.
He did turn different colors, after all.
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0 16. Nifen commented 15 years ago

Thats funny! Actually all these places that are being shown, i know where they are :) funny :D yay. (no i don't live in london anymore)
Also did not notice the change until the second time. strangeee.
Last one is funny :)
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+1 17. Chingis commented 15 years ago

hahaha last 1.. lol..
Btw his name is Derren Brown.English Magician, illusionist. he has brilliant tv shows..
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+1 18. amenmalek commented 15 years ago

That last dude :) amazing, that's funny :)
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-2 19. makbeth commented 15 years ago

I hate the way they put quirky music to try and make whats going on seem funnier. worst pathetic fallacy ever?
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+1 20. patriotaus commented 15 years ago

#19 it gets you in the mood, stop having a whinge

oh and... FAKE, you can totally tell its done by mirrors
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0 21. Divljina commented 15 years ago

Jesus Christ is it possible that she didn't noticed the swap with the black guy?!
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+2 22. montypython commented 14 years ago

"EYE Witness Testimony" in the court system makes you kinda wonder now. . . :S
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+1 23. Dygestor commented 12 years ago

It is called Inattentional Blindness, it's pretty cool, how people don't notice things they don't pay attention to..