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#1 2006-03-25 16:36:48

MathsIsFun
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Brain Speed

This is a test which claims to measure your brain speed: http://www.positscience.com/programs/brainspeed.php

To me it is more a test of one's ability to detect sounds, but anyway, the first part of the test is a tutorial to get you used to listening to the sounds, the next part is the real test. Took me about 5 minutes to do it.


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#2 2006-03-25 20:59:11

justlookingforthemoment
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Re: Brain Speed

This is interesting. I think (hope!!) I'm about half way through. The noises sound like when you open and lock your car. I've accidentally bumped my mouse into clicking the wrong arrows, even though I really wanted to choose the other!

If anyone else has done it, what time did you get?

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#3 2006-04-02 09:29:06

mathsyperson
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Re: Brain Speed

Odd. When I tried this about a week ago, it said I needed to install something. I did, but it still didn't work. But now I've tried it again and it works fine.

...Anyway, I got a processing speed of 25 milliseconds, which is well within the top 10% of people in my age group, or any age group, even. So, go me. cool

Has anyone else done this?


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It wanted to be normal.

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#4 2006-04-02 09:37:47

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Re: Brain Speed

Wow, 25! I got 40 something.


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#5 2006-04-05 17:55:41

ryos
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Re: Brain Speed

It kindly informed me that I was using a Mac and where I could stick it. Ok, they were nice about it and all, but seriously, this is one of my pet peeves. The web is as cross-platform as it gets, people. ActiveX isn't worth it.


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#6 2006-04-05 18:58:40

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Re: Brain Speed

I tend to agree. I use flash and javascript for my applications because they seem to be pretty universal (I believe Flash 6 or higher is on something like 98% of  machines now). But maybe they couldn't get the special sounds to work quite right in Flash. I wouldn't know why, though.


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