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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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We have moved

Hello dear readers: after a transition period, we have definitively moved to http://www.sharpbrains.com/blog

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Please visit us there if you want to keep reading our (close to) daily articles. Please update your feed, and any technorati/ stumbleupon/ del.ic.ious account you may have pointing at this old address. Our new location:
http://www.sharpbrains.com/blog

We won’t be posting more articles here.

We’ll see you there!
-Caroline & Alvaro

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Exercise Your Brains – Visual Logic Brain Teaser

In which direction is the bus pictured below traveling?

Schoolbus

Look carefully at the picture.

Do you know the answer?

The only possible answers are “left” or “right.”

Think about it

Still don’t know?

Keep reading for the answer and explanation…

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2007 New Year Resolution: Carnival of Brain Fitness

Happy 2007 to everyone!

We have just formulated our New Year Resolution: make 2007 the year when Brain Fitness became a mainstream concept.

How do we start? well, let’s announce the launch of the Carnival of Brain Fitness (a Blog Carnival is basically the vehicle that blogs use to share posts around specific topics).

Goal: to facilitate a dialogue about this emerging field across multiple perspectives, from scientists and health professionals, to education and training ones, to basically everyone who has conducted an experiment on his on her brain and mind, and has news to report.

Context: The scientific foundations lie in neurogenesis, neuroplasticity, cognitive training and stress management. Medical and health applications range from stroke and TBI rehabilitation to ADD/ADHD and early Alzheimer’s to Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and cognitive therapy. Educational and training applications go from helping kids improve reading abilities to helping manage stress and anxiety – including work with the “mental game” in sports and high-demand activities pr professions. Each of us may also have experiences to report, where we saw first hand, no matter our age, our innate ability to refine and transform ourselves (and our brains).

Mechanics: If you’d like to contribute,

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The Hermann Grid Visual Illusion

How many colors do you see in this image?

Hermann Grid

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Cool visual illusions

visual illusion of paralel lines

Enjoy this and other great visual illusions at Cognitive Daily’s Cool visual illusions (with animations!), and an effort to explain why they occur

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Well-deserved break: Top 10 Brain Teasers

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

10. How is this possible?

Which one do you enjoy the most? did you notice the extra one?

These are brain teasers. If you care for Brain Fitness Programs, check out MindFit for an overall mental workout, IntelliGym for basketball game-intelligence, RoboMemo for working memory training, Freeze-Framer for stress management and peak performance.

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