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#5. Quick brain teasers for adults to flex two key mental muscles: attention and working memory

brain teasers for adults.

Looking for some fun, and free, cognitive stimulation? Here you have a few quick brain teasers to exercise your atten­tion and your work­ing mem­ory–the abil­ity to keep infor­ma­tion in your mind while working on integrating, processing it. Given them a try…they are not as easy as they seem.

  • 1. Say the days of the week back­wards, then in alpha­bet­i­cal order. (Speak other languages? Try doing the same in Spanish, French, Mandarin…)
  • 2. Say the months of the year in alpha­bet­i­cal order. Easy? Well, why don’t you try doing so back­wards, in reverse alphabetical order.
  • 3. Find the sum of your date of birth, mm/dd/yyyy. Want a tougher mind teaser? Do the same with your spouse’s or best friend’s date of birth (without looking it up…)
  • 4. Name two objects for every letter in your first name. Work up to five objects, try­ing to use different items each time.
  • 5. Look around wherever you are and, within two minutes, try to find 5 red things that will fit in your pockets, and 5 blue objects that are too big to fit.

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