Can the Raven’s Progressive Matrices Intelligence Test Be Solved by Thinking in Pictures?

Two different computational models can successfully solve many problems from the Raven’s Progressive Matrices intelligence test using visual strategies. These results offer a new information processing basis for the hypothesis that, unlike typically developing individuals who use verbal strategies, certain individuals with ASD might solve the Raven’s test visually. In further work, these models will be used to generate behavioral predictions to distinguish whether an individual is using visual as opposed to verbal strategies on Raven’s-type problems.