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By: Alvaro Fernandez
Quick! Say aloud what color you see in every word — DON”T just read each word.
Not easy, right! The Stroop test is used in neuropsychological evaluations to measure mental vitality and flexibility, since performing well requires strong attention and self-regulation capability. We used this little brain test/ teaser in our online course this Wednesday to make the point that not all mental activity is created equal, which is why the “Use It or Lose It”, while a great starting point, must be expanded to provide better guidelines on the How to use it.
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Dec 5, 2011 1
How Exercise Benefits the Brain (NewYork Times):
“To learn more about how exercise affects the brain, scientists in Ireland recently asked a group of sedentary male college students to take part in a memory test followed by strenuous exercise.
First, the young men watched a rapid-fire lineup of photos with the faces and names of strangers. After a break, they tried to recall the names they had just seen as the photos again zipped across a computer screen. Read the rest of this entry »
Feb 25, 2011 1
Here is a fun and interactive version of the famous Stroop test. This test is used in neuropsychological evaluations to measure mental speed and flexibility, the hallmarks of executive functions. Performing well on the test requires strong attention and self-regulation.
Your job is to name the colors of the words. Do NOT read the words but the color of the ink used to write the words. For example, if the word “GREEN” is printed in a red color, you should say “RED” (and refrain from saying “GREEN”!)
Speed matters so try to say the colors as fast as you can. A nice feature here: You will be able to record your reaction times.
Ready. Set. GO
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Nov 30, 2010 2
By: Alvaro Fernandez
Over the last four years we have posted over 100 puzzles, teasers, riddles, illusions, and every form of mental exercise that both challenges and enlightens our minds.
Below you have a selection of the ten most popular ones among SharpBrains readers. Enjoy! Read the rest of this entry »