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Latest brain research, tools and teasers to think outside the mental health status quo box

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Time for a new edi­tion of Sharp­Brains’ e‑newsletter, fea­tur­ing a range of  research find­ings, resources, brain teasers and rid­dles to help trans­late emerg­ing neu­ro­science into real-world appli­ca­tions and improve our col­lec­tive brain & men­tal health.

New thinking:

New research:

New tools:

Fun brain teasers:

 

Have a great month of March,

 

The Sharp­Brains Team

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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How to remember what you read: Eight tips to improve reading speed and cognitive ability

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You read a lot. Now, do you remem­ber much of what of you read?

Whether it is books, blog, mag­a­zines, or pro­fes­sion­al man­u­als, we still need to read. Now and in years ahead. And, much of it is non­fic­tion mate­r­i­al, where it’s cru­cial to first under­stand and then remem­ber what you are read­ing. Read the rest of this entry »

Quick brain teaser to workout your frontal lobes: Can you read this face?

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Dr. Elkhonon Gold­berg, in dis­cussing the human brain’s frontal lobes in his excel­lent book The Wis­dom Para­dox, high­lights that “exec­u­tive intel­li­gence” includes the abil­i­ty to “pen­e­trate oth­er people’s minds, and that starts with an inter­est in oth­er people’s minds.”

And, what is a good win­dow to “pen­e­trate oth­er people’s minds” and iden­ti­fy oth­er peo­ple’s emo­tions? Read the rest of this entry »

12 quick brain puzzles to welcome a sharp new year

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Q: What is by far the most out­stand­ing and sur­pris­ing of all humankind’s suc­cess­es?
A: Wak­ing up in the morn­ing.

Q: Of our many tools, which is one of the most pow­er­ful, and yet the most pli­able?
A: Sta­tis­tics.

Q: Who insists that mind­less obe­di­ence is a sign of intel­li­gence?
A: All of us — when refer­ring to our pets. Read the rest of this entry »

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