Draw the letter J in your mind.
Now draw the letter D. Turn it 90 degrees to the left and put it in top of the J.
What does this shape resemble? [Read more…] about Three quick brain teasers to exercise your working memory
An always delightful way to learn more about our brains and minds is to experience so-called optical illusions and to see how we react to them.
Below you have three fun ones to tease, and probably even puzzle, you mind.
Ready, set, go!
Language is processed in the temporal lobes, on the sides of your brain, next to you temples.
Different areas in the temporal lobes (mostly on the left side) deal with different aspects of language. For instance, the Wernicke area supports your ability to understand words. The Broca area, on the other hand, is the one that allows you to produce language or articulate words.
Let’s try a fun brain teaser to help exercise your brain’s language areas [Read more…] about Brain Teaser: Ready to stimulate those neurons in your temporal lobes?
A great way to learn more about our brains and minds is to look at how we can trick them–that is, to see how we react to brain teasers and visual illusions.
Below are four fun optical illusions that let us learn about our visual system…ready?
(answers and explanations at the bottom)
Mental self-rotation is the cognitive skill to imagine yourself in space and to imagine yourself moving — such as when you reading a map or finding your car in the parking lot. [Read more…] about Learn about cognition and mental self-rotation with these quick brain teasers
Are the two orange circles of the same size?
One way to learn more about our brains and minds is to look at how we can trick them–that is, to see how we react to brain teasers and visual illusions.
The brain has two hemispheres, each divided into four lobes. Each lobe is (largely) responsible for different functions. For instance the frontal cortex (in yellow) is responsible for decision making and planning; the temporal lobe (in purple) for language and memory; the parietal lobe (in green) for spatial skills, and the occipital lobe (in red) is entirely devoted to vision: It is thus the place where visual illusions happen..
Below are 9 optical illusions that combine fun and learning about our visual system. We know you know there is a trick since these are illusions… but don’t try to be smarter than your brain. Enjoy being surprised!
(You’ll find answers and explanations at the end of the article)