Help me find this "magic" video.
May 3, 2014 10:57 AM   Subscribe

I need help finding a video I saw a year or two ago. In it, you were told to focus on a magic trick, but the real trick was that everything in the background was changing (the presenter's shirt, the tablecloth, the painting on the wall, etc.) At the end, they went back through and showed you how they did it. Help!
posted by mikeweeney to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: color changing card trick. The psychological effect is called Change Blindness.
posted by wyzewoman at 11:09 AM on May 3, 2014 [1 favorite]

I saw this on an episode of the National Geographic Brain Games tv show. Maybe this one? LINK
posted by The Architect at 11:16 AM on May 3, 2014 [2 favorites]

Response by poster: On the first try! Ok, here's another one: I remember a different video, with like 20 background changes... perhaps a murder mystery? I remember a painting on the wall changing, a plant, the outfits, everything. Ringing any bells?
posted by mikeweeney at 11:24 AM on May 3, 2014

This isn't what you're looking for, but this Awareness Test PSA is in the same genre.
posted by sparklemotion at 11:29 AM on May 3, 2014

Best answer: whodunnit?
posted by ovenmitt at 12:16 PM on May 3, 2014 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: YES! I love this website!
posted by mikeweeney at 12:49 PM on May 3, 2014 [1 favorite]

In fact all videos relating to selecting attention must have a gorilla - not just the colour changing card trick
edit - and see also.
posted by rongorongo at 3:00 PM on May 3, 2014

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