Draw the letter J in your mind.
Now draw the letter D. Turn it 90 degrees to the left and put it in top of the J.
What does this shape resemble? [Read more…] about Three quick brain teasers to exercise your working memory
Google’s infamous brain-teaser interview questions don’t predict performance (Business Insider):
“Google built a reputation for asking brain-teaser questions like “How many haircuts do you think happen in America every year?” They’re supposed to test, in theory, how you tackle a big problem analytically [Read more…] about Brain teaser: How many haircuts do you think happen in America every year?
Veterans go for digital psychotherapy (Healthcare IT News):
“Computerized psychotherapies, or CPTs, hold great interest for veterans receiving outpatient treatment, according to a study published in Telemedicine and e‑Health. The study, relying on information provided by 151 veterans receiving treatment in a Veterans Health Administration substance use disorder outpatient clinic, showed veterans were [Read more…] about Survey: Growing demand for digital psychotherapies to help veterans deal with substance abuse, depression, problem solving and insomnia
Can the secrets to human cognition be found in Lumosity’s brain-training games? (Washington Post):
“Google was a pioneer in the field of big data and science a few years ago when it began to publish flu trends based on what people were searching for online. Some of its researchers are now working on a way to pinpoint adverse events with medications based on search data…Much of the initial work with Lumosity’s data aims to [Read more…] about Trust, but verify: How big data can augment brain health clinical research
“If you want to stay sharp in your golden years, it’s best to get the hard yards in early — a new study has found that people with mentally demanding jobs fare better in the years after retirement.…Mental acuity and memory retention was found to be higher in retirees who had spent their careers in mentally stimulating roles, such as [Read more…] about Want to train your brain? Work as a physician, air traffic controller, financial analyst (or similar)
The words, The Agile Mind captured my attention immediately. The title conveyed energy, innovation, change, bouncing on a trampoline in my head. I knew that investigating the book would be an adventure.
As soon as the book The Agile Mind by Wilma Koutstaal was in my hands, I explored the 24-page index, looking for my favorite topic, problem-solving thinking. On page 29 I accessed a brand new take on the intuitive versus rational problem solving challenge. A central aspect of mental agility [Read more…] about Promoting Mental Agility through Cognitive Control and Mental Representation