Exercise: “Balloons & books”

Find some test persons and invite them to a small experiment. Give them a short instruction and ask them to imagine what you say as well as possible.


  • Have the test subjects stand far enough apart.
  • Tell them that they are standing securely and firmly.
  • Ask them to stretch their arms.
  • Turn your right (or left) hand downwards with the ball of your thumb.
  • Close your eyes.
  • Place a heavy, thick book on your right hand.
  • On the left hand a ribbon with a helium-filled, thick balloon.
  • Place more books on the right hand.
  • Tie a bundle of balloons to your left hand.
  • Stand still like this.
  • Open your eyes and watch.

Afterwards, find out about the experiences of the test subjects.


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