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Test your concentration and mental self-rotation skills with this quick brainteaser

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What is men­tal self-rota­tion?

It is the cog­ni­tive skill to imag­ine your­self in dif­fer­ent loca­tions in space and to imag­ine your­self mov­ing accord­ing­ly. We need that skill in every­day activ­i­ties such as read­ing a map or find­ing our car in the park­ing lot. Read the rest of this entry »

Test your Brain with these Brain Teasers, Games and Illusions

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Here you can enjoy the Top 25 Brain TeasersGames & Illu­sions that Sharp­Brains read­ers (pri­mar­i­ly adults, but younger minds too) have enjoyed the most. It is always good to learn more about our brains and to exer­cise them!.

Fun experiments on how our brains and minds work

Brain Teasers1. You think you know the col­ors? Try the Stroop Test

2. You say you can count? Check out this brief atten­tion exper­i­ment

3. Test your stress lev­el

4. Guess: Are there more brain con­nec­tions or leaves in the Ama­zon?

Challenge your attention and memory

5. Quick brain teasers to flex two key men­tal mus­cles

6. Count the Fs in this sen­tence

7. Can you iden­tify Apple’s logo?

Optical illusions visual illusion of paralel lines

8. Ten clas­sic opti­cal illu­sions to trick your mind

9. What do you see?

10. Fun Men­tal Rota­tion chal­lenge

11. What is going on with these pic­tures?

Language and logic puzzlesclick here for illusion test

12. Which way is the bus head­ing?

13. Where do words go?

14. Join this par­ty for poly­glots

15. Fun & Brainy Haikus. Yours?

circleA few visual workouts

16. Is a cir­cle a cir­cle?

17. Less obvi­ous than it may appear

18. How many…

Teasing your pattern recognition and thinking

19. Proverbs to exer­cise your mem­ory and rea­son­ing

Math Brain Puzzles20. Find the miss­ing num­ber in The Emp­ty Tri­an­gle

21. Good puz­zle for the whole brain: The Blind Beg­gar

22. Find the the Real­ly, Real­ly, Real­ly Big Num­ber

Brain teasers for job interviews

Brain Teaser Questions

23. Please con­sider Lin­da’s job prospects

24. A few guessti­ma­tions often used in con­sult­ing and tech inter­views

25. How many golf balls can fit in a school bus?

Ambiguous Visual Illusion

What do you see?

Do you see a series of black shapes on a white back­ground, or do you see a white word on black back­ground? Try to see both, one at a time 🙂

This image is an exam­ple of an ambigu­ous illu­sion — a pic­ture or object that requires per­cep­tu­al switch­ing between the alter­na­tive inter­pre­ta­tions of fig­ure and ground. Our visu­al sys­tem sim­pli­fies visu­al scenes into a fore­ground fig­ure that we focus on and a ground which is every­thing else and forms the back­ground. And although you may be able to switch the fig­ure and ground back and forth to see one image or the oth­er, your eyes will not let you see both images at the same time. Our visu­al per­cep­tion is cre­at­ed by our brain’s inter­pre­ta­tion in the cere­bral cor­tex of visu­al infor­ma­tion enter­ing through the visu­al path­way.

The word in white let­ters is LIFT.

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