|Quick! say aloud the color you see in every word, DON“T simply read the word.
The Stroop test is used in neuropsychological evaluations to measure mental vitality and flexibility, since performing well requires strong impulse-control capability.
Want more teasers? You can check our collection here.
A collection of recent announcement in the “brain games” or “brain training games” space:
“The ageing of the Japanese population compelled gamemaker Nintendo to widen its audience. Now, the Wii is leading the industry standards. But hardcore gamers are still too important to be neglected.”
- “George Harrison, Nintendo’s senior vice president of marketing and corporate communications, has said that more than half of the company’s marketing for Wii is aimed at adults. And the system has been presented at conventions for the aging “gray gamer” population.” and talks about sudoku, Brain Age, Big Brain Academy, and more.
- “Scientific Brain Training (“SBT”), based in Lyon, France, today has announced that [Read more…] about Nintendo BrainAge, Lumosity, Happy Neuron, MyBrainTrainer…
I was exposed to a fun brain exercise on Monday: attend my first-ever live TV program, be ready for 3 very precise questions…and then be asked others.
The anchors were fun. It was fascinating to observe, behind the scenes, the making of a news program: constant last-minute apparent chaos, the lawyer in the “ask the lawyer” segment nowhere to be found…but everyone seem to had a fun time. And good mental stimulation-as long as they manage stress well.
The 3 questions I was expecting were:
- What is Brain Awareness Week? see Dana’s and partners’ outreach events worldwide.
- What is SharpBrains? see Our Vision for Brain and Mind Fitness.
- What is the involvement of SharpBrains during Brain Awareness Week? check Brain Awareness Week.
Next time I will give more clear directions and maybe improve my English a bit too if I can…
If you want more teasers, here you have Top 10 Brain Teasers.
Today is International Women’s Day 2007.
Global consulting company Accenture organized a series of events, and I was fortunate to lead a fun workshop on The Neuroscience of Stress and Stress Management in their San Francisco office, helping over 125 accomplished women (and a few men) learn what stress is, its implications for our brain functioning, performance and health, and of course some tips and techniques to develop our “stress management” muscles. It was an honor to be able to wrap up a great event that included District Attorney Kamala D. Harris, two of the co-authors of This is Not the Life I Ordered, a video by Senator Dianne Feinstein, and some great Accenture women.
Let me share some key take-aways from the workshop, together with some exercises we used to illustrate key points:
No matter what we are reading or doing, there is always the need to take a little break and challenge our minds (and to learn a bit about how our brains work). Here you have a selection of the 10 Brain Teasers that people have enjoyed most in this site.
1. Do you think you know the colors?: the Stroop Test
2. Can you count?: Basketball attention experiment
3. Planning is not that easy: Towers of Hanoi
4. Interactive visual illusion: the Muller-Lyer Illusion
5. Who is this?: A very important little guy
5. How many…: Train your Frontal and Parietal lobes
6. What’s the missing number: Pattern Recognition Brain Teaser
7. Who’s the eldest?: Reasoning Skills Brain Teaser
8. Brain Puzzle for the Whole Brain: The Blind Beggar
9. Is a circle a circle?: Visual Perception Brain Teaser
The authors, David Rock and Jeffrey Schwartz, are hosting a a free webinar on Thursday November 2, 2006, from 2 to 3 PM Eastern.
One quote from their article: “While we don’t seem to have the ability to control our thoughts, we do have a say over which thoughts we act on. It seems we may not have much “free will” but we do have “free won’t”-the ability to not follow our urges”.
In other words, inhibition power is what “frees” us. Many kids and adults with ADHD struggle with it-and not only them. You may wonder-what is the deal with Inhibition? well, try one of your favorite brain exercises, below:
|Quick! say aloud what color you see in every word, NOT the word you read.
The Stroop test is used in neuropsychological evaluations to measure mental vitality and flexibility, since performing well requires strong inhibition capability. Enjoy.