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- I hate brain tricks.
God (bleep) it.
What is this?
- Just one more, just one more.
This alliteration might fool some people.
Ask someone, "What is the word spelled S-H-O-P?"
What is the word spelled S-H-O-P?
- Shop.
- Shop.
- Then ask them, "What do you do
"when you come to a green light?"
- Shop.
- What do you do when you come to a green light?
- Stop.
- Green light.
Get it?
'Cause a green light.
You don't stop at a green light.
- No!
- Stop.
Oh, (bleep).
- Oh, I'm so dumb!
- Their answer will most likely be wrong,
because they've been primed to think of the wrong word.
Priming manipulates people to think and act
as they were suggested.
Here's a mind/body test.
Ask your friends to catch a dollar from the midpoint.
Have to try to catch this dollar from the midpoint.
So put your hand like right here.
- Okay.
- Do you think you can catch this dollar from the midpoint?
- Yes. - Okay.
You can't!
- I can do it. - Okay, okay, okay.
- Okay.
Can anyone do it, or is it just me?
- No, no, no.
It's a sure bet their reaction time will be too slow,
because by the time the brain processes it,
the dollar would've already dropped too far.
Try this one.
Give yourself a thumbs up.
Now, point at it.
Now, switch.
Now, switch.
- Wait, what the...
Oh my God!
- Ugh.
No, I can't do it.
- Don't get discouraged if you can't do it.
It's really hard. (chuckles)
You can do it.
I can do it.
We all can do it.
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Brain Tricks To Fool Your Friends

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Kuan-Hao Li published on June 4, 2015
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