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flutherother's avatar

Would you care to take part in a simple psychological experiment?

Asked by flutherother (30158points) February 21st, 2016

In your answer say ‘yes’ if it worked for you and ‘no’ if it didn’t. Don’t spoil the experiment for others.

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ragingloli's avatar

Well, I scrolled all the way down, so doing it became pointless.

flutherother's avatar

It did say ‘if you are normal’ ~~~

elbanditoroso's avatar

Nope. I must not be normal.

Earthbound_Misfit's avatar

I apparently have a different, if not abnormal, mind.

ucme's avatar

These tests make me want to hit whoever devises them over the head with an orange hammer

yankeetooter's avatar

I’m not normal. surprise there.

LuckyGuy's avatar

Yes! It worked for me. (I’m a little embarrassed to admit it.)

tedibear's avatar

Just saw this on the TV show “Brain Games.” (I think the station was NatGeo.) It was fun to watch people be surprised when their answer matched this one.

Espiritus_Corvus's avatar

Uh oh.

I wouldn’t be surprised if it didn’t work on this crowd.

cazzie's avatar

I saw the ‘David Wolfe’ logo and laughed and laughed.

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

grey pickaxe, did not work

dxs's avatar

Yellow hoe. Either all of us Jellies are not normal or this quiz is bogus.

Strauss's avatar

Blue shovel?

elbanditoroso's avatar

@dxs – why not both?

ibstubro's avatar

Oddly enough, someone thinks I have a normal mind.

CWOTUS's avatar

I came up with a gray hammer. Gray, I tell you, not grey.

Which is kind of funny, because I have an orange hammer, a black hammer, and a wooden-handled brown hammer, but I do not have a gray hammer.

Espiritus_Corvus's avatar

@ibstubro Yeah, David Wolfe thinks you have a normal mind. You might not want to put that on your resume, pal.

ibstubro's avatar

How is it that I’ve never heard of David Avocado Wolfe before?

lol, @Espiritus_Corvus, I didn’t actually read that, so I still qualify, 99.9%.

Espiritus_Corvus's avatar

@ibstubro You don’t have to read it. My God, man, if people actually read things, there would be no David Wolfes. The chocolate wouldn’t be communicating with the sacred male heart of the Sun and the Sun wouldn’t have a healing chocolate core. Mushroom spores (which are interplanetary aliens) wouldn’t be found in every level of our atmosphere “trying” to get to the Sun, and… Shit, man. Here. Take a nice, deep toke on this… but don’t bogart it.

There. You understand now?

Strauss's avatar

It’s all clear now!

flutherother's avatar

Very mixed results. All I can say is it worked for me and I found it quite startling.Thanks for all of you who took part. Psychology did you say?

ibstubro's avatar

Wait! @Espiritus_Corvus
Mushroom spores are Thetans?

zenvelo's avatar

I think my cognitive load was disrupted by the pop up ads.

Of course, I have used a wrench as a hammer before, so it sort of worked.

Espiritus_Corvus's avatar

@ibstubro Hey! I knew Wolfe reminded me of somebody! I always suspected my bad audits were due to those damn spores flying around. I’m not a bad guy after all!

Now, if I could only find my old E-Meter, I could prove it and maybe they’ll take me back.

PuffUvSmoke's avatar

This is an old yet respectable mind trick. It did not work for me.

be_nice_Im_human's avatar

no, I thought blue hammer.

DrasticDreamer's avatar

Nope. Blue hammer here.

Soubresaut's avatar

I thought of the color blue and a pickaxe, but the pickaxe’s blades shrank and became more hammer-like as soon as I saw the word “hammer” in my lower peripheral vision, and as soon as I saw “red hammer” it became a blue-hammer instead of “blue” and “hammer.” It was a weird several seconds.

Would the results still be 98% (or whatever they are) without all the math? I’ve heard it suggested that when most people think of an example of a “fruit” they think of an apple, since it’s seen as the iconic sort of fruit. Had nothing to do with any pre-question distraction. I like cool colors better than warm colors, and I’ve got strong memories using a pickaxe to dig in my rock-and-clay backyard on many occasions—so those two associations are my theory on why I chose that color and that tool (of course, if I had thought of other things I would make up some other association explanation, so not sure how real my “explanation” is.)

flutherother's avatar

@Soubresaut The math distracts your mind so you don’t give the personal response you might give if you had time to think about it. You give an automatic response instead which is much more predictable. I don’t know why the test says ‘if you are normal’, that’s a bit insulting and unscientific.

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