Cognitive Color Change

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Damian Odess-Gillett
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Cognitive Color Change

Postby Damian Odess-Gillett » February 20th, 2011, 2:01 pm

I found Tom Stone's report (03/2011) thrilling. I read the article last night, and performed the effect this afternoon, in a cafe.
I even recorded the performance, told them afterward that the cards were blue all the time, and then showed them the clip. They still didn't seem to get it.
Pretty amazing.

Geoff Weber
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Re: Cognitive Color Change

Postby Geoff Weber » February 27th, 2011, 12:29 am

I loved this. Great column and an awesome trick to support the principle. I am amazed it really fools people but it does! Performing this makes me giddy.

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Re: Cognitive Color Change

Postby Richard Kaufman » February 27th, 2011, 1:16 pm

Have you guys looked at this column in the digital version of the March issue and watched the short film Tom created to demonstrate conditional blindness in relation to Stonehenge?
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Re: Cognitive Color Change

Postby Geoff Weber » February 27th, 2011, 3:40 pm

I will check it out as soon as I activate my account. Thanks for the reminder!

Damian Odess-Gillett
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Re: Cognitive Color Change

Postby Damian Odess-Gillett » March 10th, 2011, 11:46 pm

Yes, I had checked it out before I performed the effect. Later, when trying to explain the concept, I had to resort to the video to make my point, since I was unsuccessful in making myself understood otherwise. My friend was unable to spot any differences when watching the clip.
Wild stuff.
Damian


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