Saturday, January 26, 2013

Rubik's Cube Wizard on the Spectrum

Max Parks is a ten year old boy who is on the autism spectrum who happens to possess an extraordinary gift.  What previously started as a form of therapy has become a distinguishing talent.  Max not only can quickly solve a Rubik's cube puzzle, but he prides himself on breaking his own records.  People on the spectrum have a keen ability to recognize patterns.  You can read more about this in my post Autism as an Advantage.

See for your self in this video, where Max solves a Rubik's cube puzzle in under 15 seconds.  Recently, (name) competed in a competition against college students other long time Rubik's cube solvers, and distinguished himself by solving the a six by six Rubik's cube is less than four minutes, beating a number of older competitors.  Max is a great example of how the introduction of the right conditions have allowed him to succeed in ways that never could have been anticipated.

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