Traders Brain Scan

Trader’s Brain Scan (http://www.marketpsych.com/personality_test.php)

Trader’s Brain Report

Result Summary
Your overall problem-solving accuracy was above 82% of all other test-takers.
Your overall speed was faster than 40% of all test-takers.

You completed the time-sensitive modules in 7 minutes. -->The average time of all test-takers is 4 minutes. -->

YOUR RESULTS ON EACH MODULE ARE DESCRIBED BELOW:

Brain Flexibility Task
You solved the Brain Flexibility module in 231 seconds.
The average time of all test-takers on this module is 271 seconds.
Your time is faster than 58% of other test-takers.

The Brain Flexibility Task was designed to test the interplay between your frontal cortex and your subcortex. The fluidity of communication here is important for cognitive flexibility (the ability to solve challenging problems and change course when needed). These skills are especially important for longer-term position traders, market strategists, and analysts.

Marketpsych Gambling Task

You total earnings on the Marketpsych Gambling Task were $ 279.00.
The average total earnings of all test-takers on this module is $ 45.47.
Your earnings are above 99% of other test-takers.

You solved the Marketpsych Gambling module in 382 seconds.
The average time of all test-takers on this module is 327 seconds.
Your time was faster than 17% of other test-takers.

The Marketpsych Gambling Task tests your ability to make rapid expected value calculations. The ability to make rapid, intuitive expected value calculations is an essential talent for all traders and investors.

Grid Math Task
You solved the Grid Math module in 136 seconds.
The average time of all test-takers on this module is 102 seconds.
Your time is faster than 21% of other test-takers.

The Grid Math Task was designed to test two cognitive factors that are important for short-term traders: visuospatial acuity and rapid calculation skills. These skills are especially important for ultra short-term proprietary traders and options specialists.

Pattern Recognition Task
You answered 2/8 questions correctly in the pattern recognition module.
The average correct answers of all test-takers on this module is 3/8.
Your score is above 44% of other test-takers.

The Pattern Recognition Task was designed to test two cognitive factors that are important for traders and investors: visual pattern recognition and memory. These skills are useful for traders who use “tape-reading,” technical analysis, and charting to find profit-generating patterns in stock prices. A familiarity with candlestick charting will positively bias a test-taker’s score.

Sequence Task
Your answered 73 % of this task correctly.
The average test-taker answers 58 % correct.
Your module score is above 83% of other test-takers.

You ranked 21/36 symbols correctly on the first 3 series of symbols.
The average correct answers of all test-takers on this module is 19/36.
On the first 3 series of symbols, your score is above 60% of other test-takers.

You listed 18/24 numbers correctly in the reverse-memorization portion.
The average correct answers of all test-takers on this module is 18/24.
On the 2 reverse-memorization tasks, your score is above 48% of other test-takers.

You figured out 2/2 mathematical sequences correctly.
The average correct answers of all test-takers on this module is 1/2.

The Sequences Task was designed to memory flexibility and processing. These skills are useful for analysts and traders who need to understand and process large amounts of information. Your score here is primarily a reflection of your memory capacity, speed, and stress-tolerance. A robust memory is only helpful if it is intelligently used.

Thank you for taking the Trader’s Brain Scan. We hope it has increased your self-understanding in a useful way.

Best wishes,
Richard L. Peterson, M.D.

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