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Neuroscientist says PSAT score related to simple arithmetic skills 
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Jan513, 04:05 PM

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Do I have this right? It sounds like the people who didn't do so well on the PSAT, who used their right brain, "overthought" the simple arithmetic problems, by using the (subjective?) quantityrelated part of their brain. the students who did better used the factretrieval department. 


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Jan513, 10:11 PM

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Pretty interesting. I have never taken a PSAT. Is it more about plugging and chugging equations or conceptually hard problems?



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Jan613, 07:37 AM

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Neuroscientist says PSAT score related to simple arithmetic skills



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Jan813, 12:31 PM

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It sounds to me like the moral is: the people who do better on the PSAT would be those who don't have to reinvent the wheel each time a wheel is called for. They just pull one off the shelf. 


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Jan1913, 01:21 PM

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I assume the SAT is something like an IQ test? I always found that I went really slowly with a lot of them because I was trying out lots of possible ways of solving it, but I assume that being able to know automatically which way is right way is related to IQ. I mean IQ is the thing that an IQ test measures... If the PSAT is something completely different then disregard this, obviously!



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