Count the number of Basketball Passes

This is really cool :) Pop over here (Java, 7MB) (you need to press the play icon) and count the number of times the people wearing white shirts pass the basketball. Do not count the number of passes from people wearing black shirts.

Once you’ve done that, pop over here and see whether you passed the test :)

7 thoughts on “Count the number of Basketball Passes

  1. It was; it is supposed to be a demo of how you can miss a blindingly obvious thing staring you right in the face. It was in New Scientist and even though I knew there was going to be a gorilla I managed to miss it watching the people passing the ball.

  2. this was used in many presentations to show that the young have better visual skills than those who didn’t grow up with technology… less than 100 adults out of over 1500 even noticed the gorilla… they say that if you show this to 5th and 6th grader, 90% of the time they get the right number of bounces and they completely notice the gorilla… its quite impressive how their visual skills are better

  3. I like it, our teacher showed us this video, and here’s how it went.

    All: *Watching the video and how many times white shirt people pass the ball without noticeing the gorilla.*
    Teacher: Did you ever notice a gorilla? Watch again without focusing on anything.
    All: *watching the gorilla dance*
    Kathy(me, i actually said this.): W-What? Where’d the gorilla come from??
    Rachel(friend): Hahahahahah!

    Its so cool, I actually cant believe I missed that.

  4. like OH. MY. GOD. i like toe tally did ant see the gurllia LOLACAKES!!!
    DEFS SHOW ALL MY GIRLFRIENDS

    ME: HAHAHA 18 PASSES
    STACEY FRIEND: OMFG I JUST GOT MIND RAPED BY A GORULIIA
    ME: OH NO u cant b 4 srious

    we like toe tally rewatched this vid

    and i like toe tally fried my brain and like you know, i larfed out lard

    HAHA! sooooo fanny, cant wait 4 my gurlfwends 2 see dis!

    xx!

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