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how does this "mind reading trick" actually work?
    #4663872 - 09/15/05 09:24 AM (11 years, 2 months ago)

try this...

http://www.shroomery.org/forums/showflat.php/Number/4658389#Post4658389

it kinda freaked me out a bit that it worked.
it was off a little on the second trick for me...but extremely close....it asked to think of a colored object after reapeating a sequence of the number 3 and it was off on the color...but the color that it was off by was kind of interesting becuase....they seem very related. y


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Re: how does this "mind reading trick" actually work? [Re: MJF]
    #4664237 - 09/15/05 11:48 AM (11 years, 2 months ago)

It is based on probability. They probably asked 2,000 people to name a vegetable, color, and tool & the ones which appeared most frequently were carrot, red, and hammer. Not too tricky.

The business with repeating those numbers is just a distraction.


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Re: how does this "mind reading trick" actually work? [Re: Veritas]
    #4664298 - 09/15/05 12:03 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

you're probably right.

i like other vegetable way more than carrots....so if i was asked just to think of a vegetable i don't know why i would say carrot but it does kinda feel like i would think of it first for some reason


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Re: how does this "mind reading trick" actually work? [Re: MJF]
    #4664316 - 09/15/05 12:09 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

"you're probably right."

Pun intended?  :grin:


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Re: how does this "mind reading trick" actually work? [Re: MJF]
    #4664323 - 09/15/05 12:12 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

Most of us were ardent idolizers/fans/watchers of the childhood icon Bugs Bunny in our first and foremost years, and I'm sure we all know the far-reaching effects our early years has on our life.. And Bugs Bunny was always munching on ONE vegetable...



I rest my case.



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Re: how does this "mind reading trick" actually work? [Re: SkorpivoMusterion]
    #4664374 - 09/15/05 12:27 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

The world was so much simpler when bugs bunny was president. I want to return to the cartoon fantasy days of my youth.  :cryariver:


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Re: how does this "mind reading trick" actually work? [Re: Icelander]
    #4665882 - 09/15/05 05:37 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

I thought of banana and realized it didn't work because ... well banana isnt...

:frown:


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Re: how does this "mind reading trick" actually work? [Re: samueljackson]
    #4666030 - 09/15/05 06:17 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

lol


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Re: how does this "mind reading trick" actually work? [Re: MJF]
    #4666194 - 09/15/05 06:54 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

I got carrot, but i thought orange hammer.


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Re: how does this "mind reading trick" actually work? [Re: tonygirl1983]
    #4666248 - 09/15/05 07:09 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

carrot has 6 letters, red has three, and they typed the number 3 six times or six rows whatever, there's six letters in hammer. Does that have something to do with it maybe?


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Re: how does this "mind reading trick" actually work? [Re: tonygirl1983]
    #4666305 - 09/15/05 07:21 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

I'm telling you, it's all about the probablity reflected in a large survey. A few people will give differing responses, but the majority will give the answer they "predicted."


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Re: how does this "mind reading trick" actually work? [Re: Veritas]
    #4668716 - 09/16/05 07:23 AM (11 years, 2 months ago)

i heard about that trick when I was in college, and I guess they teach it in every psych 101 class.
I dont think there is any relation between the numbers, math, and carrots. I think like other people said, that the math is a complete distraction, and the propability of people saying carrot truly off the top of their head was the highest.


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Re: how does this "mind reading trick" actually work? [Re: SneezingPenis]
    #4669183 - 09/16/05 12:40 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

yeah, that definitely sounds like what it is. My roommate said he's seen something just like that and the answer was still carrot, but the numbers were totally different.

I didn't think carrot, I thought celery. But it was pretty freaky when I thought "Red Hammer"!


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Re: how does this "mind reading trick" actually work? [Re: dr0mni]
    #4669272 - 09/16/05 01:02 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

LOL

I thought zucchini and red wrench.  Guess I would be the probability buster. :grin:


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Re: how does this "mind reading trick" actually work? [Re: Veritas]
    #4669346 - 09/16/05 01:21 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

I' did not get the first one, before, after i had heard about this carrot..

but in the second I thought: green saw..

anyways.. the question was.. ".." and I'd say, by chance.. :P

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Re: how does this "mind reading trick" actually work? [Re: Gomp]
    #4672899 - 09/17/05 04:32 AM (11 years, 2 months ago)

When I think vegetable I think tomato, when I think a color and a tool I think red wrench.....Funny that red seems to be the first color that comes to find for most....


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Re: how does this "mind reading trick" actually work? [Re: MJF]
    #4673173 - 09/17/05 08:08 AM (11 years, 2 months ago)

I'm inside your head.


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Re: how does this "mind reading trick" actually work? [Re: MagicalMystery]
    #4674392 - 09/17/05 04:49 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

I think of the psi effect when I read this, which is the effect we use to explain the perception of motion in movies.  You see a dot one place, then that dot is replaced by another dot nearby.  The result is perceived motion between the two locations.  But this motion is not actually perceived until after the appearance of the second dot.  Basically, your mind filled in a memory of motion but _after_ it already happened, and only because you saw the second dot _later_.  In this question, many people probably read "carrot" and decide that was the vegetable they picked.  I could be totally wrong though :smile:


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Re: how does this "mind reading trick" actually work? [Re: MJF]
    #4674458 - 09/17/05 05:12 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

It doesn't actually work, unless you are a zombie. Well, it just didn't work on me: I guessed "tomato" and "purple saw," go figure.

P.s. Yes, tomato is a vegetable, if you define 'vegetable' as "any edible part of a plant." Since fruits are edible parts of plants, and a tomato is a fruit, then tomatoes can be classified as vegetables.

All fruits are types of vegetables.


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Re: how does this "mind reading trick" actually work? [Re: Veritas]
    #4674499 - 09/17/05 05:30 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

Guess I would be the probability buster.

AHA! Now THAT explains a lot!  :tongue:


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