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Test your concentration and mental self-rotation skills with this quick brainteaser

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What is mental self-rotation?

It is the cognitive skill to imagine yourself in different locations in space and to imagine yourself moving accordingly. We need that skill in everyday activities such as reading a map or finding our car in the parking lot. Read the rest of this entry »

Brain teaser to test your multi-tasking skills and improve concentration


How often do you review and comment on a doc­u­ment while talk­ing on the phone with a colleague about an unrelated matter? Or think about your prob­lems at work while help­ing your child with his homework? Read the rest of this entry »

Resource: Free brain games for children (kid tested, teacher approved)

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Exquisite Minds (a website for gifted and creative children) has curated a fantastic list of Free Brain Games, promising that “These free brain games have been kid tested and teacher approved.”

We are proud our brain teasers for teens and adults top the list, and agree with their assessment that “This site is more intellectual in nature, it’s better for adult-child discussion or for use with older kids and adults.”

I hope you (and your kids) enjoy them all!

Top 10 Brain Teaser Games of 2015 For Teens and Adults

brain teasers cognitive stimulationThese are the 10 brain teasers, games & illusions that SharpBrains readers (primarily adults, but some younger minds too) enjoyed the most in 2015. It is always good to learn more about our brains and to challenge them!

#1. You think you know the colors? Try the Stroop Test

#2. Check out this brief attention experiment

#3. Test your stress level

#4. Guess: Are there more connections in one human brain or leaves in the whole Amazon?

#5. Quick brain teasers to flex two key men­tal mus­cles

#6. Count the Fs in this sentence

#7. Can you iden­tify Apple’s logo?

#8. Ten classic optical illu­sions to trick your mind

#9. What do you see?

#10. Fun Mental Rotation challenge

If you have time for more, check out these Top 25 Brain Teasers, Games and Illusions.

We hope you try them, enjoy them, and share them :-)

Alvaro Fernandez & the SharpBrains Team

Quick brain teaser for kids and adults: Your answer, please?

In which direction is the bus pictured below traveling?

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Do you know the answer?

The only possible answers are “left” or “right.”

Still don’t know?

Keep reading for the answer and explanation… Read the rest of this entry »

Update: Brain teasers and brain fitness tips to improve attention and memory in 2016

3_BRAINSDear SharpBrains friend,

Time for SharpBrains’ December e-newsletter…and we are honored to announce that the Japanese edition of The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness just became available, and is doing well! (more below)

Let us wish you Happy Holidays and Happy New Year, and share a few resources and insights that may come handy in 2016.

Resources to enhance brain fitness in 2016:

New brain research:

Take-aways from the 2015 SharpBrains Virtual Summit:

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Meanwhile, in Japan…

 

Best wishes for a sharp, healthy and happy 2016!

The Sharp­Brains Team

Brain fitness tips to improve concentration and memory

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Concentration–or attention– and memory are two crucial mental skills and are directly related. In fact, many memory complaints have nothing to do with the actual ability to remember things: They come from a failure to focus properly on the task at hand.

For example, when you don’t remember where you parked your car Read the rest of this entry »

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