2/5/08

A little experiment

My uncle sent this to me today and I thought it was so neat:

Ok! How smart is your right foot?

Just try this very simple experiment. It is from an orthopedic surgeon.

This will boggle your mind and you will keep trying over and over again to see if you can outsmart your foot, but, you can't. It's pre-programmed in your brain.

1. WITHOUT anyone watching you (they will think you're going NUTS) and while sitting where you are at your desk in front of your computer, lift your right foot off the floor and make clockwise circles.

2. Now, while doing this, draw the number '6' in the air with your right hand.

Your foot will change directions. Go on try it again, but this time really concentrate.

There's nothing you can do about it! You and I both know how stupid it is, but before the day is done you are going to try it again, if you haven't done so already

4 comments:

Jessi said...

I love this. I got this in an email several months ago.

Now I use this every 12 weeks as part of an activity I do when I hold parent night with my adolescents. I make everyone in the group do it (usually there is about 20 kids/parents) and then talk about how hard it can be to control something and compare it to addiction being a disease and you can't think your way out of it.

I also do the same thing with crossing your arms... and them making everyone cross them the opposite way...

Cray and Bickford Family said...

I'd be interested to know how many people in your class can do it and if one sex is able to do it more than others...

I have been finding that more men are able to do it.

Nicki said...

ok I will try it..... holy CRAP I can do it!! WOO HOOO!

Cray and Bickford Family said...

I wonder what connection in your brain you half to have in order to be able to do it. No matter how hard I try I can't...there must be a short circuit - now that's surprising :)