Sep 28, 2006
By: Alvaro Fernandez
Do we all have “attention deficits”? or are they “working memory” challenges?
Let’s try this little experiment, conceived by Simons and Chabris for their classic study on sustained inattentional blindness (1999).
–> To try the experiment, click HERE. You will watch a brief video clip, and your challenge is to count the total number of times that the basketballs change hands. To view the clip, you will need to have Java active in your browser. The video is fairly large, 7.5MB, and it might take a while to finish loading.
You can read about the fascinating results here.