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Update: To improve sleep, combine general sleep hygiene with mindful and cognitive techniques

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Had a good night’s sleep?

We hope you did, so you can fully enjoy all the fascinating articles and brain teasers in the new edition of SharpBrains’ eNewsletter…including excellent advice on how to combine general sleep hygiene with mindful and cognitive techniques, and a book giveaway.

Happy reading!

New thinking:

New research:

New tools:

Books and other educational resources:

Finally, some fun Brain teasers:

 

Have a great month of June!

The SharpBrains Team

The Hermann grid optical illusion, explained

In this image, do you see something other than black and white? Does it matter if you look directly at one of the black blocks, vs. at one of the intersections?

Hermann Grid

While there are really only black blocks and white spaces in the grid, the high contrast black and white areas fool the eyes into perceiving a gray circle at each intersection. The illusion results from Read the rest of this entry »

Update: Ten Common Myths About Brain Health, Debunked

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Time for a new edition of SharpBrains’ eNewsletter, full of stimulating articles and teasers. Happy Reading 🙂

New thinking:

New research:

New tools:

Upcoming events:

Fun brain teasers!

 

Cheers, and have a great Spring,

The SharpBrains Team

Mental rotation exercise to challenge your brain’s parietal lobe over the holidays

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Mental rotation refers to moving things around in your mind. It is one of the main visuospatial skills we all have…in different degrees, yes.

Here’s an exam­ple. Please pic­ture in your mind an arrow point­ing to the right. Now, turn this arrow so it points to the left. Done? You have just per­formed a men­tal rota­tion. Read the rest of this entry »

eNewsletter: Aerobic and mental training, combined, can significantly improve brain and cognitive health

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Time for a new edition of SharpBrains’ eNewsletter, covering a range of brain, health and innovation topics. Enjoy!

New thinking:

New research:

New tools:

And, a couple of fun brain teasers:

 

Have a great month of March!

The SharpBrains Team

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!

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