[From Fred Nickols (2015.07.02.0958)]
Interesting, Warren.Â I took the test but my answer wasnâ€™t â€œkeeping the knot over the dot.â€?Â Instead, what I observed the person on the left doing was countering what the person on the right was doing; i.e., the hand movements of the person on the left were the opposite of those of the person on the right.Â I think there might be two â€œcorrectâ€? answers.Â One, of course, is keeping the knot over the dot.Â The other is something like â€œcounteringâ€? or â€œoffsettingâ€? or â€œdoing the oppositeâ€? of what the person on the right is doing.Â The second set of answers beg the question of why the person on the left is countering the movements of the person on the right but in terms of describing the observable behaviors of the two people they are correct.Â That said, I think the way I answered the question also illustrates nicely the notion of offsetting the effects of a disturbance.
Itâ€™s even more interesting to me because I know about the rubber band experiment and Iâ€™ve even conducted it a time or two but this is the first time Iâ€™ve ever stood to one side and observed it.Â Hmm.
I will make it a point to post the link in several places.
From: Warren Mansell (email@example.com via csgnet Mailing List) [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, July 02, 2015 9:06 AM
Subject: Survey on Facebook
Dear CSGNet members,
If you have friends and colleagues who have not seen the behaviour illusion, and you think they might have five minutes, please forward them this link!
You can also complete it if you have seen the demo before. We have piloted this face to face for 100 naive participants and no one got it, so I am assuming the video and survey are OK, so it is certainly interesting so far!
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