When Brain Training Works and When It Does Not There are thousands of brain training apps and games on the market, and some multi-billion dollar brain training providers. The key problem is how to filter through them and commit to training with those that work. Here we review what criteria to look at to ensure that your brain training works. An authoritative study published in the scientific journal Nature has recently shown that the
Matrix Reasoning problems are one of the best ways to measure our fluid intelligence. The famous ‘Ravens Matrices’ IQ tests – which Mensa accepts as an IQ test – are made up of ONLY matrix reasoning problems.
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Here the 3-item CRT test for ‘cognitive reflection’ developed at Princeton. Average Carnegie Melon and Harvard undergraduate scores for this test range from 1.4-1.5 out of 3!
Can you figure out this lego puzzle? It has been circulating on Facebook recently. It needs a key – a leap of insight – to solve. But when you click, the components of the puzzle unravel quickly.
Here is a well-defined strategy game played out in CBS’s Survivor in Thailand. The Game There are 21 flags planted in the field between two ‘tribes’ – Chuay Gahn and Sook Jai. Each tribe takes turns removing flags. Each tribe at its turn can choose to remove 1 or 2 or 3 flags. The team to take the last flag, whether standing alone or part of a group of 2 or 3 flags, wins the game. The first tribe – Sook Jai –