Psychological priming

Priming in the film Focus

If you haven’t watched the movie Focus, the below post will be a bit of a spoiler – sorry.

Will Smith against a high roller at a football game lays an outlandish bet. After losing several bets, Will Smith offers a double or quits bet where he allows the high-roller to choose one player on the field (out of about 50) and bets that he can guess who he chooses. (watch the film, its a lot more gripping than I tell it)

The high roller takes the bet and picks his player.

Will get the answer right.

Why? How? Watch the short extract below.