Why does your brain enjoy a good puzzle?Focusing on a challenging puzzle invokes possibility thinking and innovation. Seek out enjoyable games that require decision-making, problem-solving and higher-order reasoning.
SCIENCE SAYS:Not all "brain games" are created equal. Many popular online puzzles and games keep your brain "busy," but only a fraction of them stimulate higher-level thinking, like synthesis of ideas from different sources, filtering of minor details, and innovating new ideas to solve problems.
- Starting a game night with friends, and trying a new game each week
- Experimenting with types of games and times of day, based upon your routine
- Seeking out games that excite new ways of thinking, rather than repeat the same old ideas
- Keeping an open mind: A game you did not enjoy today may play out differently tomorrow