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Test your cognitive flexibility with this fun brain teaser

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Ready to test your con­cen­tra­tion pow­ers and cog­ni­tive flex­i­bil­i­ty? Try this clas­sic brain teas­er, fun for kids and adults alike.

Quick! Say aloud what col­or you see in every word. Don’t read the word — say the col­or 🙂

Tougher than expect­ed, right? This brain teas­er is actu­al­ly called the Stroop Test and is often used in neu­ropsy­cho­log­i­cal eval­u­a­tions to mea­sure exec­u­tive func­tions such as cog­ni­tive flex­i­bil­i­ty, inhi­bi­tion and self-reg­u­la­tion capa­bil­i­ty.

For more brain teasers and also visu­al illu­sions:

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

Fun 25 Brain Teasers for Teens and Adults

Quick, interactive brain teaser to test your concentration and cognitive flexibility

Here is a fun and inter­ac­tive ver­sion of the famous Stroop test, often used in neu­ropsy­cho­log­i­cal eval­u­a­tions to mea­sure response inhi­bi­tion and cog­ni­tive flex­i­bil­ity. Per­form­ing well on the test requires strong con­cen­tra­tion and self-reg­u­la­tion. Read the rest of this entry »

Not all mental activity is created equal (quick brain teaser)

Quick! Say aloud what col­or you see in every word — DON“T just read each word.

 

Not easy, right! The Stroop test is used in neu­ropsy­cho­log­i­cal eval­u­a­tions to mea­sure men­tal vital­i­ty and flex­i­bil­i­ty, since per­form­ing well requires strong atten­tion and self-reg­u­la­tion capa­bil­i­ty. We used this lit­tle brain test/ teas­er in our online course this Wednes­day to make the point that not all men­tal activ­i­ty is cre­at­ed  equal, which is why the “Use It or Lose It”, while a great start­ing point, must be expand­ed to pro­vide bet­ter guide­lines on the How to use it.

You can enjoy many oth­er Mind and Brain Teasers.

Research: How Exercise Benefits the Brain

How Exer­cise Ben­e­fits the Brain (NewYork Times):

To learn more about how exer­cise affects the brain, sci­en­tists in Ire­land recent­ly asked a group of seden­tary male col­lege stu­dents to take part in a mem­o­ry test fol­lowed by stren­u­ous exer­cise.

First, the young men watched a rapid-fire line­up of pho­tos with the faces and names of strangers. After a break, they tried to recall the names they had just seen as the pho­tos again zipped across a com­put­er screen. Read the rest of this entry »

Mea­sure Your Men­tal Speed and Flex­i­bil­ity with this Interactive Stroop Test

Here is a fun and inter­ac­tive ver­sion of the famous Stroop test. This test is used in neu­ropsy­cho­log­i­cal eval­u­a­tions to mea­sure men­tal speed and flex­i­bil­ity, the hall­marks of exec­u­tive func­tions. Per­form­ing well on the test requires strong atten­tion and self-reg­u­la­tion.

Your job is to name the col­ors of the words. Do NOT read the words but the col­or of the ink used to write the words. For exam­ple, if the word “GREEN” is print­ed in a red col­or, you should say “RED” (and refrain from say­ing “GREEN”!)

Speed mat­ters so try to say the col­ors as fast as you can. A nice fea­ture here: You will be able to record your reac­tion times.

Ready. Set. GO

 

More brain teas­er games:

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