Based on the science that shows that people who solve brainteasers have a significant cognitive advantage, this illustrated game book specifically was created to cross-train the brain. Here are 399 games to stretch the reader, all of which stimulate neurons--literally, regrowing the brain.
Cross-train your brain! Exercising the brain is like exercising the body--with the right program, you can keep your brain young, strong, agile, and adaptable. And like the most effective exercise, you don't target just one area. This follow-up to the bestselling 399 Games, Puzzles & Trivia Challenges Specially Designed to Keep Your Brain Young, offers 417 games that target six key cognitive functions. Here are games to improve long-term memory and games to flex working memory. Games for executive functioning, for attention to detail, for multitasking, and for processing speed. There are puzzles, trivia quizzes, visual challenges, brainteasers, and word games. Best of all, they're fun--this is the kind of exercise that you'll want to do--and all it takes is ten to fifteen minutes a day for a full workout.
Author: Terry Stickels
Publisher: Time Home Entertainment
Release Date: 2009-09-15
Solving puzzles are a fun way to stimulate your brain. The Big Brain Puzzle Book does just that, with over 150 Alzheimer's Association- approved puzzles from renowned brain teaser Terry Stickels. Stickels writes STICKELERS, a puzzle column, appearing in over 200 local and national newspapers daily. Here is a sampling of the types of mind bending, brain exercising puzzles inside: Frame Games Find an every day phrase hidden inside words or drawings of rebus puzzles. Spatial Visual Answer questions while looking at 3-dimensional objects on a 2 dimensional page. Squeezers Fill in the blanks with letters in the middle of two words creating two 2-syllable words. Word Search Find words within blocks of letters going horizontally, diagonally or vertically. Trivia Answer questions to seemingly obvious questions and learn something new in the process. Trickledowns In five steps, changing one letter at a time, come up with a whole new word. Readers will enjoy this great variety of puzzles from renowned puzzle creator Terry Stickels, while benefiting a great cause.
Author: Kim Chamberlain
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Release Date: 2015-09-22
Short and Fun Activities Designed to Train and Maintain Your Brain Taking care of your brain is just as beneficial as taking care of the rest of your body—research has shown that training games help improve memory, concentration, problem-solving skills, processing speed, creativity, and reasoning. 365 Games & Puzzles to Keep Your Mind Sharp provides a year’s worth of challenging mental activities to keep your brain sharp and flexible. Chamberlain’s fresh new installment uses the same format as The Five-Minute Brain Workout: a variety of games and puzzles, each with ten examples that increase in difficulty as you work through the book. This collection includes some fan favorites along with many new and exciting puzzles that will further develop your skills. 365 Games & Puzzles to Keep Your Mind Sharp is perfect for lovers of word and language games and puzzles, providing enough short, sharp exercises for a year’s worth of fun and brain stretching.
Enjoy the endless entertainment and intrigue contained within the pages of this superior collection! Illuminated lettering, tasteful illustration, and contemporary style make The Book of Riddles a visually unique book on the bookshelf. The puzzles inside range from simple riddles to highly challenging logic puzzles that will have you scratching your head for hours! Fun for the whole family, The Book of Riddles contains more than 100 superb puzzles that are guaranteed to get your brain spinning and your mind whirring. This superbly crafted, unique piece of publishing will excite and engage you the moment you begin! The fonts, the paper, the design, the page decoration, even the language used - everything has been carefully planned and executed.Enjoy and experience the mythically themed logical conundrums (The Monk and the Mountain, A Wolf, a Goat, and a Cabbage), number puzzles (Love Potion, A Million Hairs), visual tricks (Rose Window, Paved Courtyard), and much more!
Author: Clinical Professor of Neurology and Director of the Institute of Neuropsychology and Cognitive Performance Elkhonon Goldberg
Publisher: PIL Kids
Release Date: 2011-09-01
This book is crammed with puzzles designed to stimulate each of your brain's cognitive functions, keeping it strong and fit. Many different types of puzzles are included, and each of the five levels increases the challenge of solving them. Includes three self-evaluations that allow you to assess your improvement in areas such as focus, attention, memory, and more.
Did you know that different parts of your brain control different functions, and that with exercise, you can make each part of your brain stronger? In The Total Brain Workout you'll find 450 fun, challenging and absorbing puzzles designed to specifically target the core parts of your brain that control language, logic, memory, reasoning and visual perception. Each set of puzzles ranges from easy to challenging, and is presented with information on the area of your brain being targeted and the functions it controls, so you can customize your own workout to the specific areas you want to improve.
Author: Kim Chamberlain
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Release Date: 2013-09-01
Genre: Games & Activities
Taking care of your brain is just as beneficial as taking care of the rest of your body. Research has shown that training games help improve memory, concentration, problem-solving skills, processing speed, creativity, and reasoning. The key to such exercise is to constantly learn and regularly challenge your brain’s capabilities with new tasks. Regularly doing series of short, varied tasks will keep your thinking faculties focused and flexible. Five-Minute Brain Workout contains a wide variety of games and puzzles for people who enjoy words and language. There are ten examples of the same kind of game or puzzle with a wide variety of types of each. While the puzzles have specific answers, the games do not, which means you can continue to develop your creativity by doing them more than once and coming up with different answers. And there are enough puzzles and games for a year’s worth of challenging your mind. The book’s contents can be used in any number of ways: to challenge yourself or simply have fun or as a competition against time or other people. These exercises work in many settings: home, work, schoolrooms, training and therapy sessions, and as an icebreaker at social gatherings.
Author: Tonia Vojtkofsky
Publisher: The Experiment
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Health & Fitness
According to research by the Mayo Clinic, about 7 percent of adults between ages 70 and 89 develop Mild Cognitive Impairment every year. Characterized by memory loss and decreased ability to learn, MCI is a strong predictor of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. But it is never too late—or too early—to take action against cognitive decline—including exercising the brain to keep it stronger for longer. Now Dr. Tonia Vojtkofsky, a sought-after specialist on MCI and Alzheimer's, presents 201 word and number exercises optimized for people with MCI—challenging, but still do-able: Complete-the-word puzzles and searches Logic problems and sequencing puzzles Discover-the-pattern exercises, and much more. Each exercise notes the primary ability it targets (e.g., memory, language, executive functioning, calculation), and most exercises target more than one!
Author: Gary Gruber
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Release Date: 2010-08-01
FLEX YOUR brain power like never before! From acclaimed author Dr. Gary Gruber, whose proven critical-thinking methods have sold more than seven million books, this collection of mind-bending brain teasers is sure to challenge even the most experienced problem solver. Inside are logic puzzles, riddles, maddening math problems, mental games, and more! A ship is twice as old as the ship's boiler was when the ship was as old as the boiler is. The ratio of the boiler's age now to the ship's age now is what? What English word contains all the vowels, in alphabetical order? What is the three-digit number that can be made from the digits 2, 3, 5, and 7 where no two digits in the three-digit number are alike, and where the three-digit number is a multiple of each of the digits chosen? Stumped? Dr. Gruber reveals the fascinating explanations and detailed strategies for solving even the trickiest problems using his exclusive Gruber Method. DISCLAIMER: The brain teasers in this book may get you so wrapped up in critical thinking that you may not be able to do your regular work until you solve them! Any abrupt or gradual increase in creativity, intelligence, or motivation to get a better job suited to your newfound talents is strictly the reader's responsibility. For more than thirty years, Gary R. Gruber, PhD, has been recognized as a leading expert on the SAT, test-taking methods, and critical-thinking skills. His methods have been used by PBS, Sylvan Learning Centers, Grolier's Encyclopedia, and school districts throughout the country. Dr. Gruber's innovative problem-solving strategies make up the heart of the new MyMaxScore's online test prep (www.mymaxscore.com).
A puzzle book benefits adults by stimulating the brain to remain active and healthy. Research proves that working on puzzles not only can help to improve memory skills in adults, they encourage more blood flow to the brain that can be helpful in slowing down the aging process. A puzzle book offers a wide variety of ways that an adult can sharpen their thinking, memory, reasoning, concentration, attention and non-verbal skills. Doing puzzles on a regular basis benefits brain health!
Author: Joel Levy
Release Date: 2014-01-16
Genre: Games & Activities
Packed with more than 300 challenging exercises, Boost Your Brain helps target the memory challenges of modern life, like remembering PIN numbers, passwords, and matching names with faces. With dynamic infographics, technique boxes, a scoring system, and at-home challenges, Boost Your Brain is a complete mental fitness regime in one book.
A neurobiologist provides simple ways to exercise your brain, enhance your memory, and boost your cognitive health. Over forty? Getting forgetful? Having trouble learning new things—or remembering that actress’s name without reaching for your smartphone? Chances are, your brain needs a workout, and Neurobics—simple, unique brain exercises that can be done anywhere, anytime—are here to help. In this little book, you’ll find 83 brain teasers and challenges that will keep your mind occupied, whether during work breaks or on your commute, at mealtimes or at the market. It’s a fun, effective way to keep your neuron pathways fit and functioning, now and as you age. “Maintaining brain health involves physical and mental exercise, stress management, and a healthy diet. Doing the Neurobics in Keep Your Brain Alive is essential to fortifying these strategies and maintaining a healthy brain.” —Gary Small, MD, coauthor of The Alzheimer’s Prevention Program
Author: Gary Small
Publisher: Hachette Books
Release Date: 2003-09-10
Clear, concise, prescriptive steps for improving memory loss and keeping the brain young -- from one of the world's top memory experts. Everybody forgets things sometimes -- from your keys to your lunch date to the name of an acquaintance. According to Dr. Gary Small, the director of the UCLA Center on Aging, much of this forgetfulness can be eliminated easily through his innovative memory exercises and brain fitness program -- now available for the first time in a book. Using Small's recent scientific discoveries, The Memory Bible can immediately improve your mental performance. One of the ten commandments that Dr. Small has pioneered to improve your memory immediately is LOOK, SNAP, CONNECT: 1: LOOK: actively observe what you want to learn 2: SNAP: create a vivid snapshot and memorable image 3: CONNECT: visualize a link to associate images In addition, Dr. Small's comprehensive program includes a "brain diet" of memory-enhancing foods and a list of the most effective drugs, as well as a workbook with a weekly and daily calendar. Remember, as Dr. Small says, "Great memories are not born, they are made."
Author: Jack Botermans
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company
Release Date: 2007-03-28
It’s possible to train your brain, give your memory a quick pick-me-up, and alleviate the effects of aging. The mind deteriorates when it’s not kept active, but this attractively illustrated workout--complete with exercises, tests, and tips--helps keep those mental muscles sharp. Each game focuses on a particular skill: language, spatial recognition, concentration, logic, structure, associative thinking, general knowledge, and more. Put seven mixed-up letters in the right order to create the correct word. Pick out the pair of planes that do not fit into a square. Try to remember the pattern in which eight roses are laid out--then turn the page and find the ninth rose that has been added. Not only are these drills memory-boosting, they’re fun!