The Playful Brain

The Playful Brain

The Surprising Science of How Puzzles Improve your Mind

Book - 2010
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A leading neuroscientist and a noted puzzle designer team up to reveal how solving puzzles improves one's brain function, giving readers the chance to work puzzles while learning how to boost their brain.
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2010
ISBN: 9781594487774
Branch Call Number: 612.82 R3131P 2010
Characteristics: 294 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Kim, Scott


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Aug 16, 2017

I very much enjoyed this book as well, we should make it a habit of pushing our brains beyond the norm, the puzzles presented in this book were a great opportunity to do just that. I highly recommend this book to you the reader.

May 04, 2017

I quite enjoyed this book and finished it quickly. It explains the varieties of cognition and gives a few puzzles at the end of each chapter (where possible; where not, websites are given) to engage each one. The writing isn't pretentious nor overly simple. I can attest that some of the earliest puzzles in the book, on working memory, the 2-back and 3-back, are effective.


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