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By Michael Jay ·
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Let me know if you get 100% on the first go, it took me 2 tries to get there.

http://www.humorsphere.com/fun/8787/colortest.swf

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Three tries

by NickNielsen In reply to Brain Tease

The first time I got 0%...stupid left brain. :^0

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75% first go

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Three tries

75% second go...
Me quick but me no learn...

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Took me two more tries...

by AnsuGisalas In reply to 75% first go

But It'd be funnier if there was a third color option... now I find that I just defaulted to "press the name of the color that isn't the same as the one above"

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First try.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Three tries

The trick is to ignore the words completely, focusing only on the color. Don't even try to read them.

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That was my problem

by NickNielsen In reply to First try.

I see words, I read.

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That is what we do

by Michael Jay In reply to That was my problem

we read, give the test to someone, a young child who cannot read, watch them smoke the test.

Reading is a reflex, identifying color takes more time, and worse when you add the interference factor of having the word green in red letters.

It takes huge concentration to turn off the reading thing, if the test went on for 20 minutes, I think my brain would have exploded.

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Easy to "cheat"

by seanferd In reply to That is what we do

if you un-focus your vision or take off your eyeglasses (assuming the words aren't readable at all without your vision corrected.)

It is largely true that we read words as recognizing glyphs, all in one go, and we tend to anticipate and fill gaps as well. So, we don't always see all of the the words fnords or we add things in as we go. A lot of reading is un-conscious, so it is difficult to stop.

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Indeed reading does take into account a lot of fudge factor

by Michael Jay In reply to Easy to "cheat"

Olny srmat poelpe can raed tihs.
I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rgh it pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt! if you can raed tihs psas it on !!"

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psst, hey, pass it on

by seanferd In reply to Indeed reading does take ...

(Although sometimes it makes it even easier to misread what I want to misread for entertainment value.)

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What the idiots at Cambridge missed

by Tigger_Two In reply to Indeed reading does take ...

Is how painful it is to read that content.

Yes, I could both read and understand it. However, the mental acuity of the author dropped with every misspelled word. Net result? I was able to convince myself quite easily that the idea being forwarded had absolutely no merit whatsoever. Oddly, when forced to read "leet speak", the same phenomenon occurs.

Just sayin...

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