Test your awareness and perception skills

Take this test of your awareness skills, then come back for discussion. Spoilers/hints are below so take the test first before you read any further!


A couple of people already mentioned this test in comments elsewhere, and I posted it to CommuteByBike yesterday. I passed the test and saw that “surprise ending”, but I knew what to look for because I was familiar with the UIUC perception study from a few years ago that Sue mentioned.

7 Comments

  • Illinoisfrank
    March 12, 2008 - 11:26 am | Permalink

    Yeah, Fritz. Me too. Both on passing the test and on being familiar with what was going to happen. For more videos that test perception try this site. Select "The Videos". I like the "Colour-changing card trick", but they are all good. (wrong link on first posting)

  • Illinoisfrank
    March 12, 2008 - 6:26 pm | Permalink

    Yeah, Fritz. Me too. Both on passing the test and on being familiar with what was going to happen. For more videos that test perception try this site. Select "The Videos". I like the "Colour-changing card trick", but they are all good. (wrong link on first posting)

  • Ron
    March 12, 2008 - 1:16 pm | Permalink

    The furry bear in the study was fairly obvious..

  • Ron
    March 12, 2008 - 8:16 pm | Permalink

    The furry bear in the study was fairly obvious..

  • UltraRob
    March 13, 2008 - 9:15 pm | Permalink

    I obviously was too focused because I didn't even see it the 2nd time. I had to watch a 3rd time and then I couldn't believe I hadn't seen it.

  • UltraRob
    March 14, 2008 - 4:15 am | Permalink

    I obviously was too focused because I didn't even see it the 2nd time. I had to watch a 3rd time and then I couldn't believe I hadn't seen it.

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