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Brain teasers and tips to stay sharp in between jobs (and when you have one too)

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7 WAYS TO STAY PRODUCTIVE WHEN YOU’RE IN BETWEEN JOBS (Fast Company):

Sure, you didn’t plan on being on per­ma­nent vaca­tion, a.k.a. unem­ployed, but here you are. And believe it or not, this can be a bless­ing in disguise…

3. VOLUNTEER AT AN UPCOMING INDUSTRY CONFERENCE.
Research any asso­ci­a­tions in your indus­try that might have an upcom­ing lun­cheon, con­fer­ence, or net­work­ing event. Reach out to the coor­di­na­tors to see if you could use your exper­tise at their next event…

5. STAY SHARP.
Exer­cise your mind with Read the rest of this entry »

Brain teaser to test your attention and memory: Can you identify Apple’s logo?

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We don’t notice much of what we see: 85 col­lege stu­dents tried to draw the Apple logo from mem­ory; 84 failed (Sci­ence Daily):

Could you draw the ubiq­ui­tous Apple com­puter logo from memory?…Out of 85 UCLA under­grad­u­ate stu­dents, only one cor­rectly repro­duced the Apple logo when asked to draw it on a blank sheet of paper. Fewer than half the stu­dents cor­rectly iden­ti­fied the actual logo when Read the rest of this entry »

Quick brain teasers to test your cognitive skills…and biases

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If you’re look­ing for some stim­u­lat­ing, quick men­tal exer­cise, try these Brain Teasers To Test Your Cog­ni­tive Skills…And Your Cog­ni­tive Biases over at The Cre­ativ­ity Post.

Once you’re done, you may want to enjoy with these visual brain teasers, and also visit our brain twisters and brain games sec­tion, with plenty of fun (and free) mind games for teens, adults and seniors. Have a nice weekend!

January Update: The Federal Trade Commission orders Focus Education to stop making unsubstantiated brain training claims

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Time for Sharp­Brains’ Jan­u­ary e-newsletter, fea­tur­ing a wealth of brain health insights, neu­ro­science research reports, a land­mark action by the Fed­eral Trade Commission…and some quick brain teasers. Enjoy!

New research:

New think­ing:

New tools:

Finally, when you have a few min­utes you may want to try these quick brain teasers to test your cog­ni­tive skills…and your cog­ni­tive biases.

Have a great month of February!

Brain teasers to help teens and adults test cognitive skills…and cognitive biases

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Brain teaser: Please con­sider Linda, a 31-year-old woman, sin­gle and bright. When she was a stu­dent, in high school and in col­lege too, she was deeply involved in social jus­tice issues, and also par­tic­i­pated in envi­ron­men­tal protests. Which is more prob­a­ble about Linda’s occu­pa­tion today? Read the rest of this entry »

Cognitive development across the lifespan (young minds’ edition)

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Cog­ni­tive devel­op­ment (great arti­cle at Fron­tiers for Young Minds; a new pub­li­ca­tion “edited for kids, by kids”):

…The dis­tinc­tion between fluid and crys­tal­lized intel­li­gence is impor­tant because the two are influ­enced by dif­fer­ent fac­tors. While the for­mer is more bio­log­i­cally deter­mined and genet­i­cally pre­dis­posed, the lat­ter is shaped more by expe­ri­ence. This is a lit­tle bit sim­i­lar to what we know of sports Read the rest of this entry »

Brain teaser to test your attentional focus and multi-tasking abilities


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 »

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