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Chronicle, Edward; MacGregor, James; Ormerod, Thomas – Journal of Problem Solving, 2006
The two-dimensional Traveling Salesperson Problem (TSP) requires finding the shortest tour through n locations. Untrained adults are adept at the task and reliably outperform simple construction algorithms for n= 60. Performance may stem from a specific inherent ability. Alternatively, it may reflect general spatial intelligence, whether inherent…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Performance, Cognitive Ability, Comparative Analysis