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Old 11-12-09, 08:15 AM   #1
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How observant are you

FINISHED FILES ARE THE RESULT OF YEARS OF SCIENTIFIC
STUDY COMBINED WITH EXPERIENCE OF YEARS.

Now count aloud the Fs in the above. Count them only once: do not go back and count them again.
Then scroll down.






































Most people only see three Fs. There are six.
Why do we miss the others?

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Old 11-12-09, 08:18 AM   #2
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cause we are foosters....we only see F's at the beginning of words....and usually 4 letter words.
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Old 11-12-09, 08:22 AM   #3
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that's not a test to discover how observant you are, it's a test to see if you're autistic.
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Old 11-12-09, 08:24 AM   #4
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I counted 6.
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Old 11-12-09, 08:27 AM   #5
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I counted 6.
counting the same ones twice is not acceptable.
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Old 11-12-09, 08:28 AM   #6
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got all 6.
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Old 11-12-09, 08:34 AM   #7
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No count aloud the Fs in the above. County them only once: do not go back and count them again.
Then scroll down.

You tell me no count aloud, so I no count aloud and I wouldn't know how to turn-a them into county's if I did.

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Sadly, I had to drop trou to count all the F's I saw.
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Sadly, I had to drop trou to count all the F's I saw.
stuffed your glasses case down your pants to impress the girls again, eh?
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Old 11-12-09, 12:10 PM   #10
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I got only 3. So I went back again and still only got 3. Where are the others?
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Old 11-12-09, 12:23 PM   #11
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Got 6. We tend to skip over short words and not read them closely. The 'of's' demonstrate that perfectly.
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Old 11-12-09, 01:12 PM   #13
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For some odd reason, I got 5 the first time. Hmm.
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Old 11-12-09, 01:46 PM   #14
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I saw the 2nd 'of' so went back to count the 1st and did wind up w/ 6
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Old 11-12-09, 02:33 PM   #15
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I got five too. Weird.
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Old 11-12-09, 02:54 PM   #16
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I missed all the F's in all of the "of"s. Its just one of those words that my brain filters out in order to read faster. I wonder if you could do the same experiment with a different letter. Like the H in from the word "the". Very interesting.
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Old 11-12-09, 03:06 PM   #17
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I don't know if it's a first/last thing, a long/short thing, or a f/v thing.
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Old 11-12-09, 03:55 PM   #19
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Observant enough to notice the grammatical and spelling errors in the instructions...

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Does this mean I'm autistic?
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Old 11-13-09, 02:11 AM   #21
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if people count 3 there are 3. perception = reality. I got 5 the first time, 6 the second.
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Old 11-13-09, 10:40 AM   #22
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I counted 6!
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Experienced readers read entire words, not letters.
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Wow, I seriously think I was asleep when I started this thread.
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Because I knew it was one of those stupid trick questions, I carefully counted every F in the sentence, not the way I usually read anything.
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