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Challenge your mind with this logic brain teaser: Which direction is the bus going?

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Can you see the bus above?

Assuming it is moving forward, in which direction do you think it’s traveling, right or left?

Please try answering on your own before checking below… Read the rest of this entry »

Mental rotation exercise to challenge your brain’s parietal lobe over the holidays

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Mental rotation refers to moving things around in your mind. It is one of the main visuospatial skills we all have…in different degrees, yes.

Here’s an exam­ple. Please pic­ture in your mind an arrow point­ing to the right. Now, turn this arrow so it points to the left. Done? You have just per­formed a men­tal rota­tion. Read the rest of this entry »

Brain health research study by AARP: Consumers pursue brain training to support a more enjoyable, self-managed life

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AARP just released a very interesting brain health research study based on 1,200 online interviews conducted in August 2014. Key findings include:

  • Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important to all consumers (99% find it at least somewhat important). Brain health is the second most important component in maintaining a healthy lifestyle, after heart health (37% find brain health most important while 51% find heart health most important). Younger consumers Read the rest of this entry »

23. Quick brainteaser to test your cognitive skills…and biases

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Brain teaser: Please con­sider Linda, a 31-year-old woman, sin­gle and bright. When she was a stu­dent, in high school and in col­lege too, she was deeply involved in social jus­tice issues, and also par­tic­i­pated in environmental protests. Which is more prob­a­ble about Linda’s occu­pa­tion today? Read the rest of this entry »

Update: For brain training to work, it must induce neuroplasticity in regions that matter

connectome_mediumTime for Sharp­Brains’ May 2014 e-newsletter. If you’re look­ing for new think­ing, research and tools to enhance life­long brain health and performance, you’re in the right place…

New thinking:

New research:

New tools:

 

Have a great month of June! To start on the right foot, you may want to tease your mind with this visual illusion

Cheers,

 

The SharpBrains Team

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