Tricking the brain

Friday, 20th March 2020 ◆ Reason to write down one hundred (5)

A few years ago, I saw a video of linguist-psychologist Steven Pinker discussing an experiment designed by Peter Wason in 1966. Unfortunately, I can't find that video anymore, but Pinker discusses it further in his book How the Mind Works.

The experiment is called the "selection task", but don't go looking it up just yet: I have recreated it here for you to try. When you are ready, click the start button to dive in.



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