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Brain teaser to test your attentional focus and multi-tasking abilities


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 »

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 »

Brain teasers for teens and adults to test and train cognitive skills

BrainFiringMind games that can sharp­en the brain (Mia­mi Her­ald):

A great resource for find­ing “mind games,” or what’s pop­u­lar­ly know as “brain train­ing,” is the web­site of Sharp­Brains, a com­pa­ny that tracks health and well­ness appli­ca­tions of brain sci­ence. Its founder and CEO, Alvaro Fer­nan­dez, writes in his blog that, “Any­thing we do involv­ing nov­el­ty, vari­ety and chal­lenge stim­u­lates the brain and can con­tribute to build­ing capac­i­ty and brain reserve.”

Fer­nan­dez advis­es choos­ing a game “that exer­cis­es a core brain-based capac­i­ty … that is rel­e­vant to real-life out­comes.” For exam­ple, in his list of the “ Top 50 Brain Teasers and Games” that his read­ers have enjoyed the most Read the rest of this entry »

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