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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 »

3 fun brain teasers for adults to challenge your cognitive skills

Brain_cognitiveskillsFirst of all, what is cog­ni­tion? Cog­ni­tion has to do with how we under­stand the world and act in it. Cog­ni­tive skills are the brain-based func­tions that we need to car­ry out any task from the sim­plest to the most com­plex. For exam­ple, answer­ing the tele­phone involves per­cep­tion (hear­ing the ring tone), deci­sion tak­ing (answer­ing or not), motor skill (lift­ing the receiv­er), lan­guage skills (talk­ing and under­stand­ing lan­guage), social skills (inter­pret­ing tone of voice and inter­act­ing prop­er­ly with anoth­er human being).

Here are three fun brain teasers to help you chal­lenge your cog­ni­tive skills over the week­end, com­ing from our col­lec­tion of brain teasers & games for adults of all ages. Enjoy!

Brain teaser to test your multi-tasking skills and improve concentration


How often do you review and com­ment on a doc­u­ment while talk­ing on the phone with a col­league about an unre­lat­ed mat­ter? Or think about your prob­lems at work while help­ing your child with his home­work? Read the rest of this entry »

Top 10 Brain Teaser Games of 2015 For Teens and Adults

brain teasers cognitive stimulationThese 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

10. Quick brainteaser to test your mental rotation skills

rotatednumbersVisu­ospa­tial 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 »

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