Activity 17.2 The “Tower of Hanoi” Problem

This activity is an example of the type of cognitive skill task used in brain imaging studies. The Tower of Hanoi puzzle was invented by the French mathematician Édouard Lucas in 1883. The objective is to transfer the entire tower to one of the other pegs, moving only one disk at a time, and never putting a larger disk onto a smaller disk. To change the number of disks, select a number from the "Disks" menu, then click "Start the Game Over." To show a solution, click the "Solve It!" button.

Textbook Reference: Different Brain Regions Process Different Aspects of Memory, p. 526

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