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Exercise Brain: Frontal and Parietal lobes

Let’s now exer­cise our Frontal Lobes (that deal with work­ing mem­ory and atten­tion, among other things) and Pari­etal Lobes (visual inter­pre­ta­tion).

Quick! Count the num­ber of times the num­ber “6” appears below (you may need to scroll down).

Then, count the total of both “3“s and “7“s, try­ing to add the total num­ber of both as you see either (this is, don’t just count all the “3“s, and then the “7“s)

1234467889974674657865876576576 3576573625432657346578436578342 2732188582735827456724687343828 7672878682768723682376783768267 2647648823178346432764876774653 7436574386581483627868653873465

 

The most impor­tant thing here is not to get the right answer, but to try. This type of exer­cise has been used by the mil­i­tary to improve atten­tion for decades (now there are more advanced, computer-based, tools, but this keeps being fun).

PS: Enjoy these 50 brain teasers to test your cog­ni­tive abil­ity. Free, and fun for adults of any age!

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