He challenged research subjects to connect all nine dots using just four straight lines without lifting their pencils from the page. Watch now on Stan, preacher, warning: contains high impact violence, themes AND blood AND gore. Guilford was one ofthe first academic researchers who dared to conduct a study of creativity. Because they hadnt, they were obviously not as creative or smart as they had previously thought, and needed to call in creative experts. Like The Virginian Apartments on Facebook! Lets look a little more closely at these surprising results. In fact, only a meager 25 percent did. Only 20 percent managed to break out of the illusory confinement and continue their lines in the white space surrounding the dots.