Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 8th Oct 2012 21:54 UTC
In the News "Ask adults from the industrialized world what number is halfway between 1 and 9, and most will say 5. But pose the same question to small children, or people living in some traditional societies, and they're likely to answer 3. Cognitive scientists theorize that that's because it's actually more natural for humans to think logarithmically than linearly." Fascinating. The human brain is such a magical machine.
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How do you get 3?
by pbassjunk on Mon 8th Oct 2012 23:26 UTC
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1 2 3 4 *5* 6 7 8 9

4 on left of 5, 4 on right of 5


1 2*3*
4 5 6
7 8 9

makes no sense either, because there's no way 1 2 6 9 looks anything like the other half of 4 5 7 8

It may just be me, but I can't even generalize the method (for my own amusement/understanding) they are using to come up with this.

Edited 2012-10-08 23:32 UTC

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