Richard Wiseman’s Experiment

wealthymattersPsychologist Richard Wiseman surveyed a bunch of people to find out who considered themselves lucky or unlucky, then performed a very interesting test:

HeĀ gave both the “lucky” and the “unlucky” people a newspaper and asked them to look through it and tell him how many photographs were inside. He found that on average the unlucky people took two minutes to count all the photographs, whereas the lucky ones determined the number in a few seconds.

How could the “lucky” people do this? Because they found a message on the second page that read, “Stop counting. There are 43 photographs in this newspaper.”

So why didn’t the unlucky people see it? Read more of this post

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