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21 Dec 2004

Alzheimer's Test??? Try it ???
Alzheimer's Test --

Count the "F's" in the following text:

FINISHED FILES ARE THE RESULT OF YEARS OF SCIENTIFIC
STUDY COMBINED
WITH THE EXPERIENCE OF YEARS...(see below)

Scroll down only after you have counted them, okay?



Do you think there are three?



How many ? 3?


Wrong, there are 6 !! -- no joke.

Read it again.The reasoning behind is further down.

The brain cannot process "OF". Incredible or what ? Go back and
look
again!! Anyone who counts all 6 "F's" on the first go is a genius.

Three is normal, four is quite rare.

Send this to your friends it drives them crazy.
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

Actually, the brain is entirely capable of processing "OF" --- the effect is actually an example of the power of preconceptions and assumptions. We tend to assume that the task is to seek the F's in the major WORDS, and not in conjunctions, prepositions, and other parts of speech, so we ignore the "OF";s when counting. Our brain CAn process them --- which is why we have that strange sensation of seeing them suddenly pop back into awareness after you point them out. Nice one !
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