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How Many Times did the White Team Pass the Ball?

From the Visual Cognition Lab at the University of Illinois comes this exceptional yet simple illusion.

I almost forgot about it. I saw the movie linked below in a management training session. Sixteen Information Technology managers in a room with just one job, watch the movie and count the number of times the team in white passes the basketball, you would think that one of us would have gotten it right.

Click the link at the end of this paragraph and as long as you have java installed a movie will load. It is 7 megs so it may take a minute or two. After you watch it, come on back and let me know how many times the white team passed the ball. Go to the movie now.

Did the white team pass the ball? (Click one of the answers below)

6-9 times?

10-12 times?

13-15 times?

16-18 times?

This has been called the Illusive Reality Experiment on some sites.


Walt said...

Don't post here, click the answer link and view the next page which helps explain the illusion.

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