Test your vision and perception. Watch the basketball players, count the number of times they pass the ball - and prepare for a surprising outcome.
- Our brains filter out information all the time.
- We only pay attention to what we think is important, and can be blind to the rest.
- A simple observation test can demonstrate the brain's filtering process.
- Even very obvious information can easily be missed if our focus is elsewhere.
This is a simple observation test
to show how you use your eyes
to track a moving object
You will be shown a group passing a basketball
Some have yellow shirts, some have blue.
Can you count how many times the men in YELLOW pass the ball?
Ignoring the players in blue
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