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Hello "Cold2" . Can you please tell me how you approach the PASAT 3,4 etc ? I would like to know the technique that you use.
Simulated | 1 month ago Reply Link me
(this example is for pasat 4)You take the first 4 numbers given, say : 4, 7, 7, 9. Then you add them up to get 27. Then, the fifth number may say 6. So you just add 2 to 27 because 6-4 = 2. You are just finding the difference of the 1st number and the 5th to get 29. Then say the 6th number is 5. 5-7(2nd number) = -2. So then you would take 2 off of 29 to get 27. It can be confusing at first to get the hang of it, but once you do it will make the game much easier. Using this method allows you to only have to add up 4 numbers at one time in the beginning, and then simply remember the order of the numbers to do easy single-digit math until the end. Ask me if you have any questions.
? | 1 month ago Reply
anyway, being cold is a strategy itself because lack of stress boosts executive control functions :D
Azor_strategy | 4 weeks ago Reply
I will try this strategy, but seems more difficult than adding up everything over and over again :D But it worth a try. :)
Azor_strategy | 1 month ago Reply
Well, taking all the groceries in with one trip can be more physically taxing, but it is less trips!(or adding!). But ya know, you've seen my scores (not good!) But i am convinced this will end up being the best method. Also, it is not the best method for training your brain because you are doing less mental math.
ConfusedUnderstanding | 4 weeks ago Reply
I would suggest the following:

(The description below seems much more cumbersome than the "technique" itself..)

1) You hear the digits: x,y,z,t.

2)Do the following sequence of actions:

repeat x, repeat y, VISUALIZE the sum x+y,repeat z, VISUALIZE the sum x+y+z, repeat t, VISUALIZE the sum x+y+z+t.

After that last step enter the sum.

3)you hear the next digit u.

4)you do with y,z,t,u what you did in 2) with x,y,z,t.

And so on...

In other words you should subvocalize only the digits you heard, no results of calculations.
This way you minimize interference.

It took me some time to get used to visualizing the sum (and not saying it in my mind), but it significantly improved my performance on this test.
1A2B3C | 1 month ago Reply
Sounds good, with others tasks I did similar methods, using more modality at the same time when the task itself doesn't suggest to do that.
Azor_strategy | 4 weeks ago Reply

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