Richard Wiseman's Colour Changing Card Trick

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Postby David Britland » 04/29/07 10:19 AM

I think I can safely say that this is the most unusual colour changing card trick ever :)

Colour Changing Card Trick

Sleight free too!
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Postby Guest » 04/29/07 10:39 AM

Great David!Thank you for sharing!
May I try a shy little divination with you?
You have a packet of mints near you.
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Postby Lisa Cousins » 04/29/07 10:58 AM

Fantastic! I love how Richard Wiseman draws attention to our human perceptual blind spots in ways that are fun and hilarious. You often find a lurking boogeyman in these type of demonstrations, one that's chanting if you can't trust your own experience, what can you trust? If that boogeyman's in there, I'm not perceiving it.
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Postby Guest » 04/29/07 01:49 PM

I loved the gorilla, which I assume is an homage to the well-known count-the-basketball-passes video, which is here at the University of Illinois Visual Cognition lab.

Don't forget to read the instructions before clicking on "View the 'basketball' video."


I wonder if David's link works on non-magicians. We're so attuned to tracking the method.
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Postby Brad Henderson » 04/29/07 05:23 PM

Just tested it with laymen. It does.
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Postby Guest » 04/29/07 06:54 PM

Fun video demonstration.

more info on this idea here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inattentional_blindness

Can be fun when applied. ;)
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Postby Guest » 05/06/07 12:16 PM

Yes, one of the most amusing card tricks I've ever seen.

Wiseman is living proof of 'nominative determinism' !
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Postby Guest » 06/07/07 09:36 AM

this is fabulous.

Didnt Richard have a card trick based on a similar idea published in one of the magic magazines a couple of years ago?
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