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Old 12-27-2005, 01:18 AM
Luv2DriveTT Luv2DriveTT is offline
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I was thinking of 11 and it told me I was thinking of 7. How craptacular.

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wow, same as me. But did you get carroted? I did. pwned. [img]/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]

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Old 12-27-2005, 01:21 AM
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Anyone know what psychological principles are at work here?

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I would think that because you are supposed to be answering math problems quickly, when you see "pick between 12 and 5" your brain just automatically does a math problem as "12-5=7". That can be the only logical reason it's "between 12 and 5" and not the other way around.

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That makes sense. However, that still doesn't explain why adding a bunch of numbers to 6 makes me think of a carrot, or why the number 3 leads to red/pink hammers.
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Old 12-27-2005, 01:25 AM
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Bah, it whiffed on all 3. I said 6, broccoli and blue screwdriver.
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Old 12-27-2005, 01:27 AM
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Bah, it whiffed on all 3. I said 6, broccoli and blue screwdriver.

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This is not good. I would see a doctor, preferably as soon as possible.
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Old 12-27-2005, 01:39 AM
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Default Re: Almost scary mind reading game....try it

Actually, it *is* sort of neat. I did the next two tests and I thought of the things that it said I was going to think of.

On a related note, my sister got a little handheld "20 questions" game for Christmas. Now *this* was cool. It managed to guess what I was thinking of about 90% of the time. There was a bunch of times where I thought it was totally going down the wrong path with its questions, but still managed to guess what I was thinking of by the end.
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Old 12-27-2005, 01:41 AM
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Anyone know what psychological principles are at work here?

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The carrot works because 6 letters in carrot - just like the sum of the numbers. You store things in your brain by word length - 6 gets you to the right place.

Same for 3 and red. Not sure about the hammer part - 3*2?

The 12 and 5 didn't work for me.
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Old 12-27-2005, 01:42 AM
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I think its more or less the most popular of each question. Carrot is the first vegtable I think of whenever. The hammer I have at home has a red handle. 7 is one of the most popular numbers for anyone.
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Old 12-27-2005, 01:43 AM
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it worked on the first one, but the connection is obvious. it didn't work for me on the last two, but i don't see why people would be inclined to get red hammer or carrot anyway.
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Old 12-27-2005, 01:45 AM
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About the 20 questions game, there's an online version of at 20q.net.
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Old 12-27-2005, 01:47 AM
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i've seen this before, what's annoying is that i looked at it just now trying to not think of what you're suppose to think of , but i couldn't resist. [img]/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img] omg i suck.
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