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Our brain has the ability to create new connections and grow, but only if we challenge it with new and complex activities. Also, through training, the mind becomes sharper and more reliable as we grow old, and the risk of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s or dementia gets lower.
Luckily, brain training is not always about solving problems or learning new and complex activities. Creative activities such as painting, writing, or learning a language are just as efficient.
Additionally, if you want to improve focus, logical thinking, and have fun at the same time, you...
Science tells us that the two hemispheres of the brain have different functions. The left part houses the areas used for logical and analytical thinking, while the right part is all about creativity and communication.
Now, a puzzle game with a visual component has the potential of engaging ...
In the age of smartphones and social media, the brain is stimulated wherever you look (through ads, content, promotional messages, and more). As a result, our attention span is shorter with each generation and it’s not uncommon to find yourself distracted while working or performing other tasks.
Puzzles also teach us about taking different approaches, changing our point of view, and finding new patterns, and how to work by trial and error (see what works).
Puzzle games such as Sudoku, chess, or even the Rubik’s Cube are amazing at improving critical thinking and theory formulating...
Puzzles and brain teasers help improve memory and focus, visual acuity and spatial reasoning, and help you stay focused on the task at hand.
All these are factors that influence IQ score results, so you can get smarter (at least in IQ terms) by playing puzzle games.
In summary, puzzle...
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