“Right now, without any help, do you think you could draw the Apple logo from memory?” David DiSalvo writes for Forbes. “If you’re like participants in a recent study on memory, you probably feel confident you could pull it off without peeking. But you may find, as they did, that it’s much harder than you think. Researchers from the UCLA Memory and Lifespan Cognition Lab conducted a handful of studies to find out just how strong peoples’ memories are of extremely common things, like the Apple logo — things they see every single day, multiple times a day.”
“In the first experiment, they asked 85 undergraduate students (a mix of Apple and PC users) to draw the Apple logo from memory without any help,” DiSalvo writes. “The researchers graded the drawings based on how well the participants positioned the leaf, the shape and location of the bite, and reproduced the overall shape of the apple. They also asked the participants how confident they were that they’d get it right.”
“The results: only one person drew the logo perfectly, and only seven drew it with just a few errors,” DiSalvo writes. “The other 77 people couldn’t do it without major flubs, despite the fact that most of them said they were confident they could.”
Much more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: We’re trying it now… Okay, here ya go:
How’d we do? 😉
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Arline M.” for the heads up.]