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Is the Internet Destroying Your Brain? Test It and See.

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Prancer, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. Prancer

    Prancer Slave to none, master to all Staff Member

  2. Quintuple

    Quintuple papillon d'amour

    So I'm not as bad as I thought?
    Test 1, 2 blue: 100%
    Test 1, 6 blue: 100%

    Test 2

    And here I thought I was rotten through and through, addled with ADD and an overwhelming world!

    MOIJTO Banned Member

    Not the internet, but mental pause is my excuse and I am sticking by it! :D
  4. immoimeme

    immoimeme my posts r modded

    Distractibility: 92%, no matter if there were 2 blue rectangles or 6

    Switching between letter and numbers: 2086 milliseconds to answer
    Repeating the same task: 2165 milliseconds to answer
    Additional time for switching: - 79 milliseconds
    Higher numbers than even low AND high multitaskers!!

    I was having trouble remembering what is a vowel and what is a consonant. I haven't been asked that in so long, I sort of forgot LOL
  5. danceronice

    danceronice Corgi Wrangler

    Not distractable, and missed only one on the second (for much the same reason I immoimeme--I was blanking on consonant/vowle and odd/even.) Slower on reacting, I think partially because I am half-asleep and partially because I sometimes don't "see" what's on the left side of screens.
  6. Satellitegirl

    Satellitegirl New Member

    First Focus test I got perfect....second test I got over 2000ms for just about all of the letters. I did better on the numbers lol
  7. shah

    shah Shhh... shhh...

    75% with 2 distracters, 92% with 6 of them...so maybe I'm not a wreck yet ;)...
  8. CynicElle

    CynicElle Well-Known Member

    Hm. 92% when there were two blue rectangles, and 100% when there were six. Not bad.
  9. Capella

    Capella Guest

    What does it say about me when I don't understand the results? :eek: On the switching test, my "additional time" is negative (-176 ms).
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  10. milanessa

    milanessa engaged to dupa

    You're stupid.

    Just kidding but I couldn't resist.
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  11. Norlite

    Norlite Well-Known Member


    She did ask. :rofl:

    I didn't either
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  12. lash

    lash New Member

    I would have done better but I kept getting distracted by the TV :shuffle:
  13. briancoogaert

    briancoogaert Well-Known Member

    On the test 1, there was sometimes only one image...So, I couldn't know if there was change between the two images !!!!
  14. millyskate

    millyskate Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the club! I got - 960 ms on the switching time, at my first attempt :shuffle: .

    The second time I took the test, my results fit roughly with the "high multitaskers" :slinkaway
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  15. CynicElle

    CynicElle Well-Known Member

    I did much better on the second test (very close to the low multitaskers) when I did it without the TV blaring and the cats running around.
  16. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

    OK, the first time I took the focus test, I scored a 92 and an 89...but I thought the whole first run of 24 and I didn't see some of the examples cause I got bored. I suppose my inability to read directions is an indication that I'm easily distracted :p I went back and took it for reals, and got 100 for both. I also didn't notice that the blue bars had gone from 2 to 6 until I read the results :shuffle:

    The letter/number thing was harder, but I think that has to do with how I process numbers v. letters. It was very easy for me to make snap calls on the numbers because for me even/odd and right/left are easy to map. Since there are only 5 vowels (and what to do if it's a y? :lol: ) and they're not in order, I had to think harder about the letters. I also blanked a couple of times when they showed whether to look at number or letter and guessed based on the pattern. Surprisingly, I got all of the answers right, although my time sucked.
  17. BlueRidge

    BlueRidge AYS's snark-sponge

    I'm too distracted to get around to clicking on the link...