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Pass the Ball

This is a two post illusion if you didn't read the first post go there now.

How many times was the ball passed? The answer to that can wait. Without looking again, what else did you see in the movie?

How many elevators were there?

What was the graffiti on the wall.?

Did you see any animal or animals pass through the scene? Maybe a kangaroo, a horse or a gorilla?

If you can't remember what animal passed through the set go back and watch it again, this time don't worry about the basketball. Once you figure it out don't tell your friends and spoil it.

Still wondering how many times the ball was passed or what animal did an Alfred Hitchcock cameo through the movie? Check out the comment section below.

Other stimuli from their studies of change blindness and inattentional blindness can be viewed at Visual Cognition Lab at the University of Illinois.







53 comments:

Anonymous said...

14

sbright said...

29 gorilla

Anonymous said...

I counted 14 too... but I can honestly say that I didn't notice the 3 elevators, the graffiti or the crazy gorilla who walked through, hung out, and pounded his chest. How do you miss something like that?!?! Insane!

Anonymous said...

12?

Sin

Anonymous said...

OK, I change that to 15...the video keeps pausing as I watch it, but I'm pretty sure 15 is close...

Sin

Anonymous said...

It is actually 15 passes. I am almost 100% sure. At one point the guy and the girl are infront of each other on the left side of the screen. It seems to got to the guy but it actually goes to the girl then the guy, and then he passes it to the girl. you can't see the second pass but if you look close you can see it.

Anonymous said...

I'm afraid I didn't notice the elevators, the graffitti, the gorilla, and for that matter, I don't even recall a basketball.
The girl in the dark shirt and blue jeans caught my eye and thats about all I saw. She is so cute when the ball hits her in the head...hey I do recall a ball now...talk about blindness.

Anonymous said...

I counted 12 at first cause the gorilla put me off. So i watched it again and tried to ignore the gorilla... That time i counted 15 but one pass is hard to work out so it might be 14. I noticed an elevator and graffiti but i don't know what it said

Anonymous said...

15 times and a gorilla (good name for a T.V. sitcom)

Anonymous said...

15 times, never saw the gorilla on the first viewing, only saw the S grafitti on the second viewing and only saw 1 elevator on the first view, 3 on the second

Bil Simser said...

I say it's 13. 14 if you get tricked in the middle.

About halfway they pass to the girl in the front and it looks like she passes it back to the guy at the back on the other side (right side). In fact, (and just my opinion) she passed it to the guy in the back on the left in the black shirt, he passed it over to the guy in the white.

It's subtle and hard to catch but if you keep watching, something looks "off". So if you miss it, it's 14 but really it's 13 because she never passed to the guy on the right, the guy in the black did.

walt said...

The larger point is how people can get stuck looking for one thing and totally miss a huge gorilla walking across the screen.

Anonymous said...

I saw 13 passes, the gorilla, 3 lifts & two 'S' grafitti marks, all on the first time through.

Anonymous said...

15, gorilla, 2 's' graffiti, and three lifts on the first look

Anonymous said...

i counted 14 and i thought there were 2 lifts...didnt notice any grafiti or the gorilla until the second time...thats when i also realised there were 3 lifts.....

Anonymous said...

14 im sure of it, and i also saw the gorilla pass through. im an online gamer so i have to look at many at once while being to kill my opponents and locate them, so i think over time i just got used to keeping track of stuff like that. im sure its 14 and i did see the gorilla once again...

Anonymous said...

I saw 14. I didn't see anything else. All I saw was a big black thing walk across to the center of the screen then walk off. The only reason i didn't notice anything was that I am able to focus on a single thing. I have had practice and wasn't focusing on anything but the ball.

Anonymous said...

Same person as above

"Bil Simser said...
I say it's 13. 14 if you get tricked in the middle."

1) Yes he's right but it was still a pass by the whites even if to the black so I say 14 (look below)

2) Part way through the ball is either passed to the girl then quickly to the boy to make it look like 14 but is 15 or it's made to look like it's passed but it isn't

(Look at it to see what I meen)

Anonymous said...

14, but I missed the gorilla. Don't know how that happened!

Anonymous said...

15

Anonymous said...

15 passes

2 'S' Symbols

3 Elevators

GiGi said...

14 passes were made, there was one that appeared to be a passed but it wasn't. I saw the three elevators, and the gorilla, but not the grafitti.HMMMM!

Anonymous said...

i say it's 16 and i did not notice the gorilla the first time.

Anonymous said...

i counted 12 say the gorrila and the elevators and the graffiti was two letter s

Anonymous said...

i think its 15 passes i notice the gorilla, the three elevators and the gaffiti but dont now how much there was, i know there was a s

kaba said...

I saw 16 passes, the gorilla and two elevators.

Anonymous said...

I saw a gorilla and Im pretty sure Its 15 passes

Anonymous said...

I counted 16 on the first view. I didn't notice the gorilla, graffiti or more than one lift until the second viewing, and then counted fewer when distracted by the guy in a gorilla suit... pretty amazing.

Anonymous said...

Two of us watched it he at the same time.....One of us got 13 passes, 2 elevators, one "s" on the wall...the other one said 15 passes, and one gorilla but didnt see the grafitti or elevators

Anonymous said...

I saw 14, thought 2 or 3 lifts, couldn't recall what the graffiti said, and I did notice the gorilla.

Anonymous said...

15 passes thats for sure
the graffiti was an "s"
the animal was a gorilla
and i think there are 3 elevators

Anonymous said...

13 times

Anonymous said...

I must comment that not only did I notice the gorilla, but it scared the bejeezes out of me! I had to go back when it was over and do a recount. Stopped on 15, though it's possible what others are saying about a 'fake throw' is true. Could be 14.

Haley said...

14. i saw the gorilla the first time, but not the elevator or graffiti... hmmm intersting.

Anonymous said...

I count either 14 or 15 passes between the white team members. There were three elevators with graffitt between them. The graffiti was two "S's", the one on the left was lower than the one on the right. The only animal I saw was the gorilla that did a walk-through, pretty odd. The only other thing I can recall was that the blue team seemed a little more inept, I think I recall one player getting hit in the head durinmg a pass from the white team, messing with my count.

Anonymous said...

That was great!

Anonymous said...

i was waiting for a while ball to come into play...then i realized i was sadly mistaken.

Anonymous said...

I counted 18 passes.... two elevators.. but nothig else... when i saw it for the second time i couldn't believe it... it would be great if someone tells how many passes they really did.....

Anonymous said...

I saw 100 passes... Its 14 passes and botton line!!!!

Anonymous said...

14 passes and didn't notice the gorilla.

Anonymous said...

I think 13 times.

Anonymous said...

10, right?

Nikki said...

I only counted 14 passes but i didnt see the elevtors or any of that till the second time i watched it!

Anonymous said...

15 pass ,1 fucking bitch gorilla ,2 's' graffiti,try to watch the video and count how many times the white team pass the ball then when you reach the 8 pass count try to push pause then you will see the man in the right side will pass the ball to the girl (not the man in the middle of the screen)and when the girl have the ball she will pass it in the man in the middle of the screen.That's all folks!

Anonymous said...

if you look closely, a gorilla enters.

Steven said...

Does hitting the girl in the head with the ball count as a pass?

Anonymous said...

14. obviuslyy and there were 3 elevators and 2 s's on the wall and a gorilla? what that didnt make sense! haha. =]

Anonymous said...

that is quite random. i didnt notice the gorilla! :)
i got 15 passes but im probably wrong

Rujanah said...

I saw 14 passes, a gorilla, and two elevators
no graffiti, hmmmm

thats so wierd, i had to watch it twice to undersand, and i still missed the graffiti

Anonymous said...

on my first look i saw 14 passes, a strange black thing that is apparently a gorilla, 3 elevators, and two 's' grafitti marks. on the 2nd time through i saw 15 passes and the other things. GOOD HUH?

Two said...

I'd just heard about this illusion, it was mentioned on a BBC radio programme this morning. They talked about the gorilla which nobody notices, but I thought I would do the experiment anyway and see if I noticed it. I had to watch the vid twice just to make sure there really *was* a gorilla in there, because even though I was expecting it the first time, I was too busy counting passes.

And I have watched it three or four times now, all before I read this part of the site, so I have no recollection of seeing any graffiti on the walls, or any of the other stuff which people on here are talking about. I guess I'll have to watch it again now!

rugby4545 said...

my psych teacher showed our class this and i was the only one who was like "WHY WAS THERE A GORRILLA?!" apparently my extreme case of attention deficit disorder helped me here, as i was not fully focusing on the balls being passed

carissasplace said...

I saw 15 passes. That's tough. I really have a hard time on optical illusions. I rather suggest it on dissertation help, this could help.



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