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Yeah, most people will say red if you ask them for a color and hammer if you ask for a tool. But it has to be quick, first thing that pops in your head.
But why? Is it supposed to be something about that pattern? Obviously the color is because of the pattern, but what's with the hammer? Would most people say hammer if you just asked them for a tool without any weird animated pattern coming first? I HAVE TO KNOW.
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But why? Is it supposed to be something about that pattern? Obviously the color is because of the pattern, but what's with the hammer? Would most people say hammer if you just asked them for a tool without any weird animated pattern coming first? I HAVE TO KNOW.
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But why? Is it supposed to be something about that pattern? Obviously the color is because of the pattern, but what's with the hammer? Would most people say hammer if you just asked them for a tool without any weird animated pattern coming first? I HAVE TO KNOW.
The questions aren't supposed to have anything to do with it.This is from Yahoo Answers (no, I didn't ask the question):The version that I've seen doesn't ask associative questions, but just a series of small arithmetic questions (135 + 3).You are first instructed to answer a series of questions as quickly as you can without thinking about it. Then you are given a series of simple arithmetic questions get you into the mode of doing a simple calculation, accessing that part of your brain. The questions get progressively harder (but still pretty easy), except the last arithmetic question, which is slightly easier, which primes you for answering a question quickly. They also tell you "almost done, just a couple more questions" to get you to anticipate the ending.Then the payoff question, "Think of a color and a tool." This suddenly causes you to access a different part of your brain that produces random associations, but still answer quickly.Apparently, when asked to think of a color, most people will say "red" first, and when asked to think of a tool will think of a "hammer" first. So this trick will elicit "red hammer" more often than any other combination.I don't know why most people think of red and hammer.
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Stare at the center, and eventually the red dots will start to fade.
But those are definitely pink dots, right?Also, when I stare at the dots it looks like they're blinking off, but when I stare at the center it looks like a green dot traveling around the circle.
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Apparently, when asked to think of a color, most people will say "red" first, and when asked to think of a tool will think of a "hammer" first. So this trick will elicit "red hammer" more often than any other combination.[/i]I don't know why most people think of red and hammer.
So what's the point of the animation?Oh, wait. I'm now understanding what Wang is trying to tell me.I mean, I still don't get why it's cool. Maybe slightly interesting that people come up with red over other colors, but the hammer is the most common tool out there, one that pretty much everyone has experience with. Of course that's what most people say. I feel like I'm taking crazy pills over here.
Stare at the center, and eventually the red dots will start to fade. UNRELATED: most people just pick the color red and the tool hammer
Now I get it. I am: an idiot.
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This is all cognitive neuroscience!

But why? Is it supposed to be something about that pattern? Obviously the color is because of the pattern, but what's with the hammer? Would most people say hammer if you just asked them for a tool without any weird animated pattern coming first? I HAVE TO KNOW.
It has to do with the way our conceptual knowledge is organized. We build concepts around prototypes. If you ask people to answer a question like "is it a bird?" and then you show them a robin, an eagle, a penguin.... they are much slower to respond to penguin because it is farther from the central prototype. Hammer is a prototypical tool so it is the most quickly accessed. That's why the time requirement helps. The more time goes on, the more spreading activation brings up the less prototypical tools. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prototype_theory
But those are definitely pink dots, right?Also, when I stare at the dots it looks like they're blinking off, but when I stare at the center it looks like a green dot traveling around the circle.
First, there are red-green color opponent cells in the retina and brain. Essentially these cells compare the amount of red light to the amount of green light. If there are equal amounts of red and green light, you see no color. If there is more red than green, you see red. This is why you have never seen a reddish-green. Red and green only exist in comparison to one another. If you keep your eyes on the center, the red light falls constantly on the same parts of the retina, habituating those cells. They become less sensitive to the red light, essentially setting a new zero point. Once that red light is removed, you see green because the opponent cells are now receiving less than 0 red light, which is green.
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Wow... you are seriously overselling that scene. I also liked Quick Change quite a bit.BEANS!I'm going to go with C and D.
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