This video made in 1937 or 1938 documents what happened when cats were placed in a puzzle box: Edwin Ray Guthrie [pictured here sitting in a room which was, one must admit, a form of box] and G. Plant Horton were the human researchers.
If you’re one of those people who looks into a mirror and wonders – ‘Why is left-right reversed, but not up-down?’ – then you’re not alone. “No agreed-upon account of mirror reversal is currently available although it has been discussed for more than two thousand years since Plato.” – explains mirror researcher Yohtaro Takanoa, Professor […]
Jill Britton writes about one of the most influential of the influential puzzle-maker Sam Lloyd‘s puzzles: One of the most popular puzzles ever created was the Get Off the Earth puzzle, invented by American’s premier puzzlist, Sam Loyd, in 1898. Over ten million copies of the puzzle were produced…. The puzzle shows a number of […]
This is Part 2 in our Problems with Non-Chinese Pickles series, a companion to our Problems with Chinese Pickles series (which, through a baffling scheduling re-arrangement, will appear here at a distant point in the future). A study from Indiana University picks at a pronounced pickle of a puzzle: “The Puzzle-Puddle-Pickle Problem and the Duke-of-York […]
Today’s Puzzle of the Day concerns a newly published study. The question is: What, if anything, did the researchers hope to learn by doing this research? The study is: “Using Ecological Momentary Assessment to Determine Media Use by Individuals With and Without Major Depressive Disorder,” Brian A. Primack, MD, EdM, MS [pictured here], et al., […]