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Brain Teaser for pattern recognition: The Empty Triangle

Here you have a quick brain teaser…which number should be placed in the empty triangle to  the right?

This puzzle works your executive functions in your frontal lobes by using your pattern recognition, hypothesis testing, and logic.

Warning: There can be more than one solution…but make sure whatever you say works in all four triangles!

The Empty Triangle

Pattern Recognition Test - Empty Triangle

Let us know how you do! Read the rest of this entry »

Challenge your mind with this logic brain teaser: Which direction is the bus going?

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Can you see the bus above?

Assuming it is moving forward, in which direction do you think it’s traveling, right or left?

Please try answering on your own before checking below… Read the rest of this entry »

Entrena tu mente con un acertijo: ¿en qué dirección va el autobús?

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No hay mucho preámbulo para esta prueba de razonamiento. ¿Ves el autobús de la imagen?

(Same brain teaser available in English here)

Pues asumiendo que avanza hacia adelante, ¿En qué dirección crees que se mueve, hacia la derecha o hacia la izquierda?

Piensa un poco antes de leer la respuesta abajo… Read the rest of this entry »

In honor of Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, let’s discuss 10 Key Facts To Harness Brain Plasticity And Prolong Brain Health

June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, so let me share 10 Key Facts to harness brain plasticity & prolong brain health that come from the hundreds of scientific and medical studies we analyzed to Read the rest of this entry »

5 quick brain teasers to sharpen two key cognitive skills: attention and working memory

Looking for some fun–and free–cognitive stimulation over the weekend? Here you have a few quick brain teasers to challenge your atten­tion and your work­ing mem­ory (work­ing mem­ory is the capacity to keep infor­ma­tion in your mind while working on processing and integrating it)

Please give them a try…they are not as easy as they may seem 🙂 Read the rest of this entry »

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