http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/ns...stibility.htmlAre you easily influenced by what others do and say? If so, you're just the type of person that hypnotists, magicians and mind-readers seek out as you're more likely to fall for their mind tricks.
In this video, psychologist Richard Wiseman gives you the chance to find out how suggestible you are. Give it a go - even the most hardened skeptics might be surprised by the results.
I'm curious whether others are responsive to this test, because my hands didn't budge.
In a similar vein, the BBC Horizon episode "Is Seeing Believing?" has some really interesting examples of suggestibility and misperception.