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Date: 10/02/10 08:30 AM

56 Responses to The I-A-B Attention Test, Part 2

  1. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
    12155 posts
    October 1, 2010 at 10:52 pm
    Link: The I-A-B Attention Test, Part 2 - Yeah, the previous test didn`t fool many people. I-A-Bers are an intelligent bunch. Let`s run tape again.
  2. Profile photo of Plague555
    Plague555 Male 18-29
    553 posts
    October 2, 2010 at 8:38 am
    I find this pretty lame. I counted 16 passes and barely noticed the gorilla since my eye caught something fuzzy. But why would it matter if you can see other stuff change if it is unimportant? You are asked to do a task and you will focus on it to get it right. So why would it matter if I can spot the curtains changing unless I`m being absent minded and gave up on the task halfway through.
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    sinisterspid Female 18-29
    121 posts
    October 2, 2010 at 8:44 am
    Saw the original video during a psychology class last year, i counted the passes and saw the gorilla but i totally missed the player and curtains D:
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    mushie_mush Female 18-29
    2249 posts
    October 2, 2010 at 8:48 am
    Well I noticed all the things that happened but only counted 12 passes. Do I pass?
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    mushie_mush Female 18-29
    2249 posts
    October 2, 2010 at 8:49 am
    Also, the gorilla didn`t seem as enthusiastic as last time...
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    Volsunga Male 18-29
    1548 posts
    October 2, 2010 at 8:51 am
    got the curtain and noticed one black player left, though I didn`t think the black player leaving was important.
  7. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17516 posts
    October 2, 2010 at 8:53 am
    I counted the passes right, Seen the gorilla and the girl leaving, But didn`t notice the curtain color change.
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    fabarati Male 18-29
    1240 posts
    October 2, 2010 at 8:54 am
    I remember being linked to one of these tests that ran as a commercial on canadian tv, as a reminder to pay attention to everything when driving.

    So the whole point is not to overly focus on just one or two things that you know will happen, but to pay attention all the time.
  9. Profile photo of fivezones
    fivezones Male 40-49
    1021 posts
    October 2, 2010 at 8:56 am
    That is exactly the point of this experiment. To show the powers of concentaration humans can have.
  10. Profile photo of BlankTom
    BlankTom Male 30-39
    1673 posts
    October 2, 2010 at 9:01 am
    I caught it all and got the right number of passes, i must have some sort of super power.

    Also, maybe iab shouldn`t have used the gorilla as the icon (of course I saw it, the only reason I clicked on the link was to see a gorilla.)
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    helix25 Male 18-29
    165 posts
    October 2, 2010 at 9:16 am
    Counted 16 passes & saw the gorilla. Never such video before. But I didn`t notice the curtain color change.
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    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
    3001 posts
    October 2, 2010 at 9:30 am
    i caught it all, but tbf, because i knew i was looking out for something as well as counting im not sure whether i would have had the same results if i didnt suspect things
  13. Profile photo of xKiesix
    xKiesix Female 18-29
    448 posts
    October 2, 2010 at 10:29 am
    I counted right, caught the gorilla, and the curtain change, but missed the girl leaving.
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    rainbowfarts Female 18-29
    798 posts
    October 2, 2010 at 11:20 am
    this is kinda old too :-/
  15. Profile photo of SkyeDragon
    SkyeDragon Female 18-29
    281 posts
    October 2, 2010 at 11:20 am
    I counted right, noticed the gorilla, noticed it changed, and saw someone leave but didn`t realize that was important.
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    SomeShoes Male 13-17
    2056 posts
    October 2, 2010 at 11:34 am
    i only missed the player leaving
  17. Profile photo of raiin
    raiin Female 18-29
    293 posts
    October 2, 2010 at 11:34 am
    aww dammit. i just stared at there butts... i didn`t catch anything...
  18. Profile photo of dude21862004
    dude21862004 Male 18-29
    768 posts
    October 2, 2010 at 11:36 am
    I saw the curtain change color, but I didn`t really give it much notice. I did not see the black shirt leave.
  19. Profile photo of pocketmoron
    pocketmoron Male 18-29
    191 posts
    October 2, 2010 at 11:41 am
    I got the right number, and saw the gorilla enter, but didn`t see anything else, lol. I remember this psychology experiment I read about where they did something like this, but they had people come up to a desk to register for the experiment. At one point the person behind the desk would bend down to get something, and a completely different person would stand up. Like, less than half the ppl noticed that one too.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15512 posts
    October 2, 2010 at 11:43 am
    Lol, Touche
  21. Profile photo of WhiteOokami
    WhiteOokami Male 18-29
    38 posts
    October 2, 2010 at 12:04 pm
    Well, I knew the monkey, seen the curtain and noticed the one girl left on the black team. So, where`s part three since I keep getting these right?
  22. Profile photo of ROK9
    ROK9 Male 18-29
    1834 posts
    October 2, 2010 at 12:05 pm
    im lame i was paying attention to the pasing only :-(
  23. Profile photo of send55
    send55 Male 13-17
    318 posts
    October 2, 2010 at 12:23 pm
    i wasnt watching the ball i was watching the chick thaT left lol
  24. Profile photo of the_windy
    the_windy Female 18-29
    1589 posts
    October 2, 2010 at 1:13 pm
    How can someone possibly pay attention to 4 things at once? Yeah I saw the gorilla, yes I got the right number of passes, no I didn`t notice the person leave, but I did notice something changing in the background. Didn`t see what though.
  25. Profile photo of slayer50515
    slayer50515 Male 18-29
    988 posts
    October 2, 2010 at 1:26 pm
    I noticed 16 passes, the gorilla and also that the curtain changed color.
    Then again I have a lot of situational awareness...
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    admisaok Male 18-29
    516 posts
    October 2, 2010 at 1:28 pm
    well the picture of the gorilla on the main page kind of spoils the illusion
  27. Profile photo of SouthpawSlew
    SouthpawSlew Male 18-29
    96 posts
    October 2, 2010 at 2:42 pm
    I didnt notice the background. But i got the rest. "Grape" Job! smelly sticker for me.
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    SPARTAKITTY Female 18-29
    2123 posts
    October 2, 2010 at 2:44 pm
    After I saw that really weirdly chosen cgi curtain I knew shenanigans were about to happen.
  29. Profile photo of sfcg
    sfcg Male 30-39
    796 posts
    October 2, 2010 at 2:56 pm
    I missed the gorilla, the chick in black leaving and the curtain color change. I gotta stop smoking weed.
  30. Profile photo of Lizzy_girl
    Lizzy_girl Female 18-29
    47 posts
    October 2, 2010 at 3:17 pm
    I saw the curtain and everything...
  31. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
    7366 posts
    October 2, 2010 at 3:43 pm
    no more of these, they are too easy to spot.
  32. Profile photo of whocares3725
    whocares3725 Male 18-29
    310 posts
    October 2, 2010 at 4:07 pm
  33. Profile photo of SvampeBob
    SvampeBob Male 18-29
    3076 posts
    October 2, 2010 at 4:19 pm
    didn`t spot the girl, but spotted the background and gorilla
  34. Profile photo of charliew07
    charliew07 Male 13-17
    143 posts
    October 2, 2010 at 5:28 pm
    saw the curtain and gorilla but not the player.
  35. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25348 posts
    October 2, 2010 at 5:57 pm
  36. Profile photo of ylime_1408
    ylime_1408 Female 13-17
    26 posts
    October 2, 2010 at 6:11 pm
    I noticed everything and got everything correct and i`ve never seen this before.
  37. Profile photo of MildCorma
    MildCorma Male 18-29
    496 posts
    October 2, 2010 at 6:54 pm
    Ah ffs! This vid has 6 chicks in it, how can I pay attention when ultimately i`m playing hide and seek with boobs?!
  38. Profile photo of Ryan22158
    Ryan22158 Male 18-29
    418 posts
    October 2, 2010 at 7:37 pm
    I will have to remember this next time I`m on a stake out and a Gorilla walks by.

    The Gorilla is like the black cat. Except for bad luck random crap changes instead.
  39. Profile photo of UrielElOsO
    UrielElOsO Male 18-29
    79 posts
    October 2, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    same here.
  40. Profile photo of KannaLilly
    KannaLilly Female 13-17
    635 posts
    October 2, 2010 at 8:19 pm
    I noticed the curtain and the gorilla...
  41. Profile photo of TehTy
    TehTy Male 13-17
    112 posts
    October 2, 2010 at 9:00 pm
    I got the 16 passes and the gorila and I was like "drat yeah!" Then they mentioned the player leaving and the curtain changing...
  42. Profile photo of Isafan
    Isafan Male 18-29
    243 posts
    October 2, 2010 at 9:50 pm
    Uh. Seriously? I noticed that they were all women, 2 blondes, 4 brunettes, 2 that I`d bang, the gorilla, 16 passes, the curtain changing and one of the chicks I`d bang leave the scene. How could you miss any of that?
  43. Profile photo of Ogen
    Ogen Male 18-29
    442 posts
    October 2, 2010 at 10:46 pm
    After the gorilla left, I noticed that the curtain had changed color and there were only two black players. I didn`t notice while those events happened, but I noticed by the end of the first bit.
  44. Profile photo of DickenMcHunt
    DickenMcHunt Male 18-29
    1299 posts
    October 3, 2010 at 12:34 am
    Obviously I spotted the gorilla...then i noticed the color change- but it wasn`t until everyone was walking off stage that I stopped focusing on the white players and realized we were missing a black shirt... JUST in the nick of time. If somebody would have lost a shoe or something... I would have missed it.
  45. Profile photo of BBJellyFish
    BBJellyFish Male 18-29
    549 posts
    October 3, 2010 at 9:17 am
    Haha! Touche
  46. Profile photo of cooleric11
    cooleric11 Male 18-29
    19 posts
    October 3, 2010 at 9:52 am
    the blondes` butts were so distracting...
  47. Profile photo of TysonRP
    TysonRP Male 13-17
    312 posts
    October 3, 2010 at 11:47 am
    I noticed the player leaving but the curtain changing colour went right over my head.
  48. Profile photo of SeniorMooCow
    SeniorMooCow Female 13-17
    42 posts
    October 3, 2010 at 12:44 pm
    I`ve never heard of these illusions and i got the answer right, spotted the gorilla but totally failed at noticing the curtian change or the player leave.
  49. Profile photo of slickrstickr
    slickrstickr Male 13-17
    61 posts
    October 3, 2010 at 1:14 pm
    i spotted the gorilla and got 16
  50. Profile photo of collegebound
    collegebound Male 18-29
    3746 posts
    October 3, 2010 at 2:28 pm
    counted 16
    spotted the gorilla LEAVING but not coming
    didnt see the black player leave but i noticed one was missing at the end of the video
    totally failed on the curtains
  51. Profile photo of tiggerwitch1
    tiggerwitch1 Female 18-29
    587 posts
    October 3, 2010 at 3:21 pm
    I saw everything that changed, though I admit I didn`t "see" the curtain change but noticed it changed colors before the answers came up.
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    themetalhead Female 13-17
    155 posts
    October 3, 2010 at 5:05 pm
    try this one guys. it`s a game and you`re actually driving in it so it has reference.
  53. Profile photo of Holly69
    Holly69 Female 18-29
    250 posts
    October 3, 2010 at 6:03 pm
    thats fab
  54. Profile photo of Valex_Shade
    Valex_Shade Male 18-29
    76 posts
    October 3, 2010 at 8:11 pm
    anyone else think that that was the most annoying rewind noise ever?
  55. Profile photo of fabbatruffs
    fabbatruffs Male 18-29
    111 posts
    October 4, 2010 at 2:34 pm
    i knew about this and the gorilla thing. but they were expecting me and put more crap in. I missed the other things
  56. Profile photo of lastrogue
    lastrogue Male 18-29
    176 posts
    October 5, 2010 at 6:19 pm
    I didn`t notice the color change in the curtains but did notice the black shirted babe leaving the scene.

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