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August 29th, 2009


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01:49 pm - Math cat is clever + interesting test
I just took the Approximate Numbers Sense test, where you estimate ratios of different colored dots based on a very brief (0.2 second) glimpse. Here's and article about the role of intuition in mathematical understanding. My results were quite good:
You had a score of 83% correct on this test. Based on the results we have so far, the average person who takes this test scores 75% correct.

Your percentile score on this test was 95, meaning you scored higher than 95% of people who took this test.

Current Mood: pleasedpleased

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From:kynn
Date:August 29th, 2009 09:34 pm (UTC)
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I got this:
You had a score of 86% correct on this test. Based on the results we have so far, the average person who takes this test scores 75% correct.

Your percentile score on this test was 98, meaning you scored higher than 98% of people who took this test.

From:5eh
Date:August 29th, 2009 10:19 pm (UTC)
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yeah, I got 86% too, and I know at least three where I went, "oh shit, wrong key".

I do a ton of pattern recognition work, which probably helps.
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From:kynn
Date:August 29th, 2009 10:34 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, I had the same problem myself with hitting the wrong key.
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From:heron61
Date:August 29th, 2009 11:43 pm (UTC)
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*nods* I did that a couple of times too.
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From:mytholder
Date:August 29th, 2009 11:09 pm (UTC)
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85%, but now all I can see are yellow and blue dots everywhere I look.
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From:cusm
Date:August 29th, 2009 11:32 pm (UTC)

That was fun

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89% right, 99th percentile. I basically ran through it as fast as I could and just let my hardwiring do the rest. Seemes to have worked :) There were at least 2 I know I guessed wrong on too due to finger twitching, but I suppose that's a part of the test too.
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From:heron61
Date:August 29th, 2009 11:44 pm (UTC)

Re: That was fun

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*nods* I realized halfway through that I'd be doing better if I didn't pause to think at all.
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From:blue_estro
Date:August 29th, 2009 11:35 pm (UTC)
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After the "wrong key" comments below, I am surprised I did as well as I did. This test felt a lot like a section of an ADHD test I was given (an had bombed) which involved clicking a mouse when one received certain visual or auditory stimulus, but not the other type. (seeing a 1 or hearing "one" but not when one saw or heard two)

Heh, now I am feeling a bit autistic for landing in the 99th percentile (88% percent accuracy).
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From:beetiger
Date:August 30th, 2009 02:56 am (UTC)
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I did identically to you on that test, and then went to the facial stereotyping test on the same page. Apparently I have exceptionally good gaydar. :)
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From:kynn
Date:August 30th, 2009 04:10 am (UTC)
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I think your friends who scored less than you aren't going to post their scores. :)
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From:alephnul
Date:August 30th, 2009 04:58 am (UTC)
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88% correct. 99th percentile. I really wish they had provided better stats: I know it isn't what they are studying, but I want to know if I have a yellow bias or a blue bias, and whether I'm better with small numbers or big numbers. Also, did my score change over time, and why did they have 4 sections? For the length of the study, I feel like they should give me more than just my raw score and percentile.
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From:siderea
Date:August 30th, 2009 05:33 am (UTC)
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88% (99th perct.) That's not something I would ever have expected to vary with mathematical ability. Quantity and logic don't actually seem to use the same sorts of thinking.
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From:andrewducker
Date:August 30th, 2009 10:04 am (UTC)
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91% - 99th percentile.

I'm somewhat surprised - I thought I was doing a lot worse than that...
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From:kitten_goddess
Date:August 30th, 2009 07:23 pm (UTC)
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I got 86% correct, which means I got a 98 on the test. I was surprised, because I struggled to get through my freshman math course in college. I got an A, but required the professor's tutoring in order to do this.
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From:adamdray
Date:August 31st, 2009 04:30 pm (UTC)
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87%, 99th %tile. We're a precocious bunch, aren't we all?

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