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By: Caroline Latham
In which direction is the bus pictured below traveling?
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 »
Jul 11, 2014 0
By: Alvaro Fernandez
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 »
Feb 9, 2008 79
Do you know where words are stored in your brain…?
In your temporal lobe! (in green on this profile view of the right side of your brain).
As you know your brain has two sides (two hemispheres) connected by the corpus callosum. So you have one temporal lobe on each side of the brain.
If you are right-handed, your language is stored mostly in your left temporal lobe. If you are left-handed, you are not so lateralized and your language is stored a bit on both sides of your brain in the temporal lobes.
Words in the brain are not stored randomly. They seemed to be quite organized. Research has shown that words that are often heard together (such as salt and pepper) or words that share some meaning (such as nurse and doctor) are connected or associated in the brain. Once you hear one, the other is activated.
Here is a brain exercise whose aim is to stimulate the connections or associations between words in your temporal lobe.
In the left column you have a Read the rest of this entry »
Mar 14, 2007 0
By: Caroline Latham
We hope you are enjoying Brain Awareness Week this week and hopefully thinking a little more about your brain and brain fitness! Below you have the Brain Fitness Newsletter we sent a few days ago. You can subscribe to this monthly email update in the box on the the top of this page.
We have had another busy month behind us, and we’re looking forward to Brain Awareness Week March 12-18. Keep reading for the details (including a special offer in honor of Brain Awareness Week) …
I. Press Coverage
III. Program Reviews
IV. New Offerings
V. Website and Blog Summary, including brain teasers
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Oct 5, 2006 77
Quick — say aloud what color you see in every word, NOT the word you read.
Go from left to right, from top to down. Ready. Set. Go!
Not easy, right? This task is called the Stroop Test, and is used in neuropsychological evaluations to measure mental vitality and flexibility, since performing well requires strong attention, inhibition and self-regulation capability (also called executive functions).
Next brain teaser in SharpBrains’ top 25 series:
- #2. You say you can count? Check out this brief attention experiment