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Seven fun brain teasers and puzzle games to honor Brain Awareness Week 2020

Let’s celebrate Brain Awareness Week next week, March 16–22nd, by challenging our minds with one brain teaser per day … or, why not, trying them all at once 🙂

Here’s a selection of seven fun brain teasers, puzzles & games that SharpBrains readers (primarily adults, but younger minds too) have enjoyed the most since 2010.

Ready. Set. Go!

On Monday:

Test your stress level and see if you’re in the right mental state for the busy week. And here are some tips to handle stress better if you need to after taking the test …

On Tuesday:

Tell us, which way is the bus heading?

On Wednesday:

Explore your perceptual biases

On Thursday:

Think outside the box with a few fun riddles

On Friday:

Please consider Linda’s job prospects

On Saturday:

Complete these proverbs and exercise your memory and reasoning

On Sunday:

Hmm. Where do words go?

About Brain Awareness Week:

Every March, Brain Awareness Week (BAW) unites the efforts of partner organizations worldwide in a celebration of the brain for people of all ages. Activities are limited only by the organizers’ imaginations and include open days at neuroscience labs; exhibitions about the brain; lectures on brain-related topics; social media campaigns; displays at libraries and community centers; classroom workshops; and more.

This year BAW will take place March 16–22th, 2020.

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Brain teaser: How could this happen?

Imagine spending the summer polishing your PhD thesis in the library. Every day you take the subway, a train going up North to the university.

One day you realize that the trains going South can bring you to the beach. Nothing is wrong with some leisure. You calculate that if you spend half of the remaining summer vacation in the library that should be enough to finish the thesis. To spice up the summer,every day you catch the first train that comes to the platform. It may be South train going to the beach or the North one heading to the university. Read the rest of this entry »

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Quick brain teaser to stretch your mind and understand your cognitive biases


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This is Ellen, a single and bright woman. When she was a student —in high school and in college too— Ellen was deeply involved in environmental issues, and also participated in social justice protests.

Now it’s 2019, and Ellen is 31-year-old.

Question: Which of the following statements are more probable regarding Ellen’s occupation today, and in what order?

A) Ellen is a bank teller;

B) Ellen works as a TV reporter;

C) Ellen is a bank teller at a small community bank; she remains active fighting climate change.

 

Quick, what’s your answer? In what order would you rank those 3 options? Read the rest of this entry »

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Brain teasers to help teens and adults test cognitive skills…and cognitive biases

brainteaser_considerlindaBrain 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 »

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Brain Games and Teasers and Puzzles

It is always good to stimulate our minds and to learn a bit about how our brain works. Here you have a selection of the 50 Brain Teasers and Games that people have enjoyed the most in our brain fitness blog and speaking engagements.                  

Fun experiments on how our brains work

1. Do you think you know the colors?: try the Stroop Test.

2. Can you count?: Basketball attention experiment (Interactive).

3. Who is this?: A very important little guy (Interactive).

4. How is this possible?.

5. Take the Senses Challenge (Interactive). Read the rest of this entry »

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Brain Games: Sudoku, Mind Medley

New Games From Real Train Your Brain: Sudoku.com, Mind Medley and …
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“Mind Medley – Players will test their through a series of 16 brain games with familiar play patterns like Concentration, Simon and Color Matching …”

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Nintendo Brain Age

Brain Age 2
Thunderbolt, UK – Brain Age 2 has (finally) arrived on local shores and just like the first brain training non-game that took the world by storm, this whole new selection of …”

More information on how to evaluate brain training products Here. You may also enjoy this PBS special on neuroplasticity and brain fitness software.

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