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March 02, 2004

Find the car

Castle Argghhh!!! posts a fascinating on-line test suggesting gendered differences in processing visual stimuli. The Flea suggests sexual orientation may also play a role.

This is an interesting test. Stare at the photo and see if you can locate the automobile that is hidden somewhere in the picture. Time yourself. Interestingly, women tend to find the auto faster than men. Average time for men: 7 minutes, 22 seconds. Average time for women, 0.39 seconds.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at March 2, 2004 01:07 PM


As an Imagery Analyst, one learns to focus on the significant item first, then search for other items of interest. Thus finding the car was no problem: I think I beat the quoted .39 secs easily. Looking for other item of importance took a further (estimated) .2 secs.
I note in passing that an insignia on the other chassis indicates it may be a Mustang of some sub-type, but I hesitate to conclude it has any importance.


Posted by: J.M. Heinrichs at March 2, 2004 11:15 PM