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 »
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!
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!
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 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 (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 »
By: Dr. Pascale Michelon
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 »
Time for SharpBrains’ June 2014 e-newsletter, featuring a wealth of insights, science reports, upcoming events, and fun brain teasers.
First of all, let us highlight what may well become the research finding of the year. As you can read in Mental stimulation over genetics: How to hold off Alzheimer’s Disease 8+ Years, “For APOE4 carriers with high lifetime intellectual enrichment, the onset of cognitive impairment was approximately 8.7 years later compared with low lifetime intellectual enrichment.”
Shouldn’t accumulating findings like this inform human capital and health policies across the whole lifespan, and also how all of us lead our lives, harnessing neuroplasticity the right way to maximize mental performance at any age and to delay decline and disease?
That’s all for today. Have a great summer!