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Posted on Thu 26 May 2016


The Fingometer

I spend some time this week asking people in the studio to hold out their four fingers and to think of one. I then attempted to detect which finger they were thinking of by sensing the ideomotor response. My hit rate is about…

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Rosie Cooke

Rosie Cooke

Rosie was the Pervasive Media Studio Assistant between 2015-2017.

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Magician in Residence: Stuart Nolan

Meet Stuart Nolan's new pet the IdeoBird, a magical, mindreading creature. Held gently in your palm, the IdeoBird can sense the small subconscious movements of your hand and arms and so divine your secrets.

I spend some time this week asking people in the studio to hold out their four fingers and to think of one. I then attempted to detect which finger they were thinking of by sensing the ideomotor response. My hit rate is about 90%. 

I'm planning to construct a Fingometer which will aid the detection and hopefully increase my accuracy. 


Project blog by Rosie Cooke

Posted on Thu 26 May 2016

Common coding theory is a cognitive psychology theory describing how perceptual representations (e.g. of things we can see and hear) and motor representations (e.g. of hand actions) are linked. The theory claims…

Project blog by Rosie Cooke

Posted on Thu 26 May 2016

So I've been invited to give a Creative Mornings Talk on Play - October 25, 8:30am - 10:00am at The Goldsmiths' Centre. London.IdeoBird is looking forward to it but isn't keen on getting up so early. "I'm not a bleeding…