Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Puzzle solving


It's been a while since I've done any really abstract puzzle solving, so I'm glad that I took some time with an IQ test last night that Denny blogged about. (You can find it here). It stretched parts of my brain that haven't had exercise for quite a while which was a lot of fun. And I was pretty impressed with the format they used. In an attempt to remove out social, racial and literary differences among those who took the test, it was done strictly through visual pattern matching. Of course this isn't perfect, and there are a number of points through it where familiarity with the methods of the testers certainly can be advantageous. (Mostly in what they consider a 'pattern') Overall though lots of fun.

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