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Bob_Hummer
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I just heard about this.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McCollough_effect

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The McCollough effect is remarkable because it is long-lasting. McCollough originally reported that these aftereffects may last for an hour or more.

They can last much longer than that, however. Jones and Holding (1975) found that 15 minutes of induction can lead to an effect lasting 3.5 months.
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Jonathan Townsend
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Would that make it learning, responsive to reinforcement?
...to all the coins I've dropped here
Bob_Hummer
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I guess so.

It is just a shame the effect is not more dramatic. Since I would love to use this sort of idea in a magic trick.

Would be great to induce somebody. And then make use of that fact - a month later. But the illusion is too subtle for it to really be impressive enough for a trick.

But who knows?
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