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Name: Mary Myers
Username: fomyers@infinet.com
Subject: What does it mean...
Date: Thu Sep 19 01:50:25 EDT 1996
What does it mean if it takes only 9 moves to find it in the hardest level?
Name: Paul Grobstein
Username: pgrobste@serendip.brynmawr.edu
Subject: Mary's question
Date: Thu Sep 19 08:23:32 EDT 1996
"It" is Pattern Detection and Serendipity ( Find Serendip), huh? Getting there in 9 moves on the hardest level means either you were using a good search strategy and were reasonably lucky, or you were using a not so good search strategy and were VERY lucky. If you play some more times, using the same search strategy, you can find out which one it was. In the first case, your average number of moves to find Serendip, across a large number of games, should be around ten to twelve. In the second, it should be much bigger. And some games it will take you so long you'll quit. At least I THINK that's the way it is. Try it out, and then tell us your search strategy and what happened.
Name: Marius Hardonk
Username: hardonk@NICI.KUN.NL
Subject: Free Will
Date: Sun Sep 22 10:46:23 EDT 1996
Regarding free will, I like to recommend to you Daniel Dennett's Elbow Room . An enlightening piece of work.
Name: adam
Username: Adam_Bennett@email.state.ut.us
Subject: report
Date: Mon Sep 23 15:22:14 EDT 1996
I'm doing a report on the brain for my psychology class if any body wants to share info send it to me e-mail thanks
Name: Mary
Username: fomyers@infinet.com
Subject: Mary's Question
Date: Fri Sep 27 17:12:33 EDT 1996
Mr. Grobstein, here are the results of my particular search pattern (which I will describe after the results). The first number is the number of games played and the second is the average. 2 - 14.5 / 3 - 15 / 4 - 12.5 / 5 - 11 / 6 - 7. As you can see it seems I have hit upon a good search method. Also game number 2 was played by my son who hit upon the same search method right after the first try unlike myself in game number 1 in which I didn't think of the search method until after the second try. Now for the search method used ... keep clicking on the same spot until you have got it. I'd be interested if anyone else has come up with a different one that works better. Mary
Name: zak
Username: anthem95@aol.com
Subject: report
Date: Mon Nov 11 12:00:30 EST 1996
i need people's reactions to william james and his pragmatic theories.
Name: zak
Username: anthem96@aol.com
Subject: report
Date: Mon Nov 11 12:01:57 EST 1996
i need people's reactions to william james and his pragmatic theories.
Name: Dan K
Username: wolcott@access.digex.net
Subject: stop button
Date: Wed Nov 13 15:02:00 EST 1996
I was intrigued by your test, but when I pressed stop I never got a report of how I did. I tried several times, but never got the end screen. a bit disappointing...
Name: Carren Loredo
Username: cloredo@brynmawr.edu
Subject: Test
Date: Mon Dec 2 21:15:52 EST 1996
Hmm...this experiment was a little tough to even start, since I had this belief that my guesses would only amount to random guesses. My question is, within the summary window, which number is most significant? The amount of total guesses within the circle or the percentage of correct guesses for the dots that were not seen at all?
Name: Shannon Seymour
Username: sseymou
Subject: brain and behavior
Date: Mon Dec 2 21:48:35 EST 1996
Finally I got the point to have just the right characteristics. I did 100 trials (until the computer cut me off) and I had scores of approximately, seen: 75%, maybe seen: 50%, and not seen: 40%. I will come back and try it again another time.
Name: Shane Draper
Username: shane_draper@bis.inrg.com
Subject: Blindspot Testing
Date: Tue Dec 24 15:27:23 EST 1996
I scored 92% with settings of 1, 3 and 1. I guess I'm OK. What does this mean?
Name: Paul Grobstein
Username: pgrobst@serendip.brynmawr.edu
Subject: Shane's try
Date: Tue Dec 24 19:46:15 EST 1996
Were your percentages for the trials where you weren't certain you saw the spots (blue spots on the results display), and/or trials where you're sure you didn't see the spot (red spots on the results display)? If so, it means you're EXCEPTIONALLY good at turning off the "consciousness" part of your brain and letting the other parts do their job unhindered. Which (like everything) is good for some things, less good for others. Let us know more about your scores, and what other things you're good (and less good at). Thanks for stopping by.

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