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Can you solve this? It’s called the nine dots problem, and it’s used to test access to untapped problem solving in the brain. A test group of normal (in other words, not autistic, or “Rain Man” like savant) individuals tried to solve the puzzle before brain stimualtion and no one was able to. After their brains were subjected to stimulation, 40 percent were able to solve the problem. I tried and failed because I don’t have a brain stimulation cap lying around my apartment. (Source: Wired and here’s the answer)

Can you solve this? It’s called the nine dots problem, and it’s used to test access to untapped problem solving in the brain. A test group of normal (in other words, not autistic, or “Rain Man” like savant) individuals tried to solve the puzzle before brain stimualtion and no one was able to. After their brains were subjected to stimulation, 40 percent were able to solve the problem. I tried and failed because I don’t have a brain stimulation cap lying around my apartment. (Source: Wired and here’s the answer)

  • 20 July 2012
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