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Experiment Author: Hansjorg Neth. Adapted from STEP and used with permission of Brian MacWhinney
NOTE: This experiment does not use E-Prime and users must run the MultiTowers.exe program to begin the experiment.
Running the Tower of Babel option is not recommended.
This experiment is a four-in-one program that allows participants to run the following tasks: Tower of Hanoi, Tower of Babel, Towers of Cardiff, Tower of Babel.
In the Tower of Hanoi experiment participant move 5 discs of all different sizes from one rod to another. The discs form a triangle shape with the discs stacked in ascending order, the smallest at the top. No larger disc can be stacked onto a smaller disc and only one disc can be moved at a time. This experiment has 5 discs. The fewest moves needed to solve this puzzle is 31.
The Tower of London Task in this experiment mimics the Tower of Hanoi, except the discs are all different colors but have a uniform size. The discs are stacked starting at the bottom: blue, red, green, yellow, black.
The Tower of Cardiff in this experiment allows users to adjust height settings to create a customized version of the Tower of London test.