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Seven fun brain teasers to honor our unique Brains and Minds during Brain Awareness Week 2020

Let’s cel­e­brate Brain Aware­ness Week next week, March 16–22nd, by chal­leng­ing our minds safe­ly at home or at a san­i­tized office with one brain teas­er per day or, why not, try­ing them all at once 🙂

Here’s a selec­tion of sev­en fun brain teasers, puz­zles & games that Sharp­Brains read­ers (pri­mar­i­ly adults, but younger minds too) have enjoyed the most since 2010.

 

Ready. Set. Go!

On Monday, #1:

Test your stress lev­el and see if you’re in the right men­tal state for the busy week. And here are some tips to han­dle stress bet­ter if you need to after tak­ing the test …

On Tuesday, #2:

Tell us, which way is the bus head­ing?

On Wednesday, #3:

Explore your per­cep­tu­al bias­es

On Thursday, #4:

Think out­side the box with a few fun rid­dles

On Friday, #5:

Please con­sid­er Lin­da’s job prospects

On Saturday, #6:

Com­plete these proverbs and exer­cise your mem­o­ry and rea­son­ing

On Sunday, #7:

Hmm. Where do words go?

 

Stay Healthy, Mind­ful and Vig­i­lant until this health cri­sis is over, please.

 

About Brain Awareness Week:

Every March, Brain Aware­ness Week (BAW) unites the efforts of part­ner orga­ni­za­tions world­wide in a cel­e­bra­tion of the brain for peo­ple of all ages. Activ­i­ties are lim­it­ed only by the orga­niz­ers’ imag­i­na­tions and include open days at neu­ro­science labs; exhi­bi­tions about the brain; lec­tures on brain-relat­ed top­ics; social media cam­paigns; dis­plays at libraries and com­mu­ni­ty cen­ters; class­room work­shops; and more.

This year BAW will take place March 16–22th, 2020.

To explore more fun brain teasers and puzzle games:

Train your brain to think outside the box with these fun riddles

– Con­cept art devel­oped for the Jun­gle Book movie by Annis Naeem

 

Q: What do our thought process­es have in com­mon with walk­ing through the jun­gle?
A: We only make real progress after acknowl­edg­ing going in cir­cles.

Q: What is the worst kind of echo?
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Three quick brain teaser games to test your perceptual and cognitive skills

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!

1. Where is that couple’s baby?

baby illusion test

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Brain teaser: Will you finish your thesis on time?

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Imag­ine spend­ing the sum­mer pol­ish­ing your PhD the­sis in the library. Every day you take the sub­way, a train going up North to the uni­ver­si­ty.

One day you real­ize that the trains going South can bring you to the beach. Noth­ing is wrong with some leisure. You cal­cu­late that if you spend half of the remain­ing sum­mer vaca­tion in the library that should be enough to fin­ish the the­sis. To spice up the sum­mer, Read the rest of this entry »

Update: Humankind’s evolving quest to enhance the brain and the mind

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Time for the first Sharp­Brains’ e‑newsletter in the new decade, fea­tur­ing a range of inspir­ing and (most­ly) promis­ing news about humankind’s evolv­ing quest to enhance the brain and the mind, and a few fun brain teasers 🙂

New thinking:

New research:

New tools:

A few quick brain teasers to workout your prefrontal cortex:

 

Have a great Feb­ru­ary,

 

The Sharp­Brains Team

 

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