By: Caroline Latham
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?
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 »
By: Dr. Pascale Michelon
Memory relies mostly on temporal (see green area, in image to the left) and frontal (in red) areas of the brain. These may be the areas that will get stimulated when you (assuming you are American or have lived in the US for long) try to remember the missing words in the American proverbs below.
However when it comes to internationals proverbs below you may have to use your reasoning skills more than your memory skills, as it is likely that you do not know these proverbs. In this case, the frontal exercise is more intense. Try to guess what the final words of each international proverb might be. Use your logical skills. Read the rest of this entry »
By: Alvaro Fernandez
These 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
Looking for some fun, and free, cognitive stimulation? Here you have a few quick brain teasers to exercise your attention and your working memory–the ability to keep information in your mind while working on integrating, processing it. Given them a try…they are not as easy as they seem. Read the rest of this entry »
By: Dr. Pascale Michelon
Visuospatial skills are used everyday in many ways, ranging from going from one room to another in your house to navigating in a new city.
Let’s take an example. Can you picture in your mind an arrow pointing to the right? Now, turn this arrow so it points to the left. Done? Read the rest of this entry »