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Working Memory Modulates the Odd-Even Effect in Sudoku Puzzles and Math Problems

Poster Session VI - Board: VI-058
Saturday, May 23, 2009, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Golden Gate Exhibit Hall

Janet M. Gibson
Grinnell College

Hye-Sang Chang
Grinnell College

We studied the relation between the working memory and the odd-even effect in Sudoku puzzles and mathematical problems. Even-numbered Sudoku puzzles and math problems were solved more accurately than the odd-numbered ones. Older adults showed a lower working memory capacity and a larger odd-even effect than younger adults.

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Gordon Bower