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Brain teaser: the Tower of Hanoi planning puzzle

cognitive puzzlesToday we have a classic planning puzzle, good for our Frontal Lobes and executive functions, developed by mathematician Edouard Lucas in 1883 and frequently used in neuropsychological evaluations.

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  1. eleanor says:

    The MindFields College blog has linked to you, I hope you don’t mind!
    We love reading your posts!

  2. Alvaro says:

    Eleanor, I am very honored about that! Let me go further, and say I am very honoured 🙂

    NB: will have to spend more time at your blog and MindFields college. From a first look, it seems we are on a very similar wavelength!

  3. eleanor says:

    How humourous of you, neighbour!

    I’m glad you liked the look of our blog – as you can see we have only just begun it, and all readers are welcome.

    We published an extract from Elkhonon Goldbergs book ‘The Wisdom Paradox’ in issue 48 of the Human Givens Journal earlier this year, I just noticed that he is on your advisory board, what a coincidence!

  4. Don says:

    7 moves, 13 seconds first try. Is that good, bad or average?

  5. Valentina says:

    i would really like to know what don wants to know… i had 7 moves 11 seconds.. where do i stand?

  6. Alvaro says:

    Both of you are right: 7 moves.

    I am not aware of a normalized table for speed…but 11-13 seconds is very good based on the times we have shown this exercise during our classes.

  7. miss says:

    7 moves in 7 secs 🙂

  8. eric says:

    omg i did autosolve for 12 pegs..takes 4095 moves @.@

  9. Alvaro says:

    Miss, very impressive!

    Would you like to try Eric’s suggestion 🙂

  10. carlos says:

    this website is great. a couple of years ago I started to experience a constant decrease in my memory when reading, remembering what i read and much difficulty to concentrate to do anything from remembering the roads when i am driving to names numbers an so on,what exercises are better to improve my memorie an concentration and be able to remember an talk easier about the thing i read??
    I would be very grateful if you can give me some guidelines.
    Thanks and best wishes.

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