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Re: Quick IQ Test: Delete if not interested...

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Barbara Lynch (blynch)
Fri, 2 Jul 1999 15:52:13 -0400


Hi....this is NOT an intelligence test.....I use it in psychology....it is
an example of what is called a scotoma.....(a blind spot or blocking out of
information that is there).......it shows students how things can be right
in front of them but they don't see it.....and it has to do with
perception.....they have always learned to read 'of'....with a "v"
sound......so they automatically perceive a v......it usually always catches
them...especially the fast readers......most of the time the special ed
students count all of them because they go so slowly over the
words......can't really equate that with "intelligence"......most of the
very intelligent students do not find them all......
Barb...
-----Original Message-----
From: CPKinomi <CPKinomi>
To: artsednet.edu <artsednet.edu>
Date: Friday, July 02, 1999 8:50 AM
Subject: Quick IQ Test: Delete if not interested...

>A friend sent this to me and I wanted to share this w/ the group. I am
>thinking of presenting this to a group of students and see how they score.
>
>
>IQ Test
> A quick test of intelligence. Don't cheat! If you do, the test
>will be no fun. I promise, there are no trick to this test.
>
> Read this sentence:
>
> FINISHED FILES ARE THE RE-
> SULT OF YEARS OF SCIENTIF-
> IC STUDY COMBINED WITH
> THE EXPERIENCE OF YEARS.
>
> Now count aloud the F's in that sentence. Count them ONLY ONCE: do
>not go back and count them again.
> See below...
>
> Answer below:
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> ANSWER:
>
> There are six F's in the sentence. One of average intelligence
>finds three of them.
> If you spotted four, you're above average. If you got five, you can
>turn your nose at most anybody. If you caught six, you are a genius.
>There is no catch. Many people forget the "OF"'s. The human brain tends
>to see them as V's and not F's.
>
>
> Pretty weird huh?
> It fools almost everybody.
>