Dave Munger on a phenomenon apprarently called 'attentional blink':

"Take a look at the following three animations. Each will flash very rapidly through a set of words (9 words per second!). Your job is to watch carefully and see if you notice a word that describes an occupation that a human performs for money. Such a word may or may not be in each list, and you only get one chance with each one. No cheating!

List 1
List 2
List 3

Did you see an occupation in any of the lists? Just one or two of them?"

I got three out of three. I have no idea how.

How did you do? Here are the answers and a description of what is meant by the 'attentional blink'.

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Tags: Attention