Posted by Book Mavens on February 17th, 2011
Title: The Playful Brain: The Surprising Science of How Puzzles Improve Your Mind
Author: Richard Restak, M.D., with puzzles by Scott Kim
Publisher: Riverhead Books, December 2010
Summary: Did you ever look at a word puzzle and think, “I could never solve that in a million years!” Are you a whiz with crossword puzzles? Do expert Sudoku puzzles bore you, or do they frustrate you? Maybe Tetris is more your style? This book explains puzzles, how your mind works to solve them, and the lasting effects on the brain they can have by working on them – even possibly staving off mental deterioration as we age. Details include why and how our minds work, and puzzles that can help strengthen the different parts of your memory follow many of the discussions. The authors also provide explanations, tips, tricks and clues on how to solve all the puzzles, so if you’re curious to know how to be better at word games, or number games, or any other game, definitely pick this one up. The technical details are broken down into basic terms, so you can save your brain energy for the puzzles and tests throughout the book instead.
Who will like this book? People who enjoy puzzles, or maybe need some extra tips. People who are interested in psychology and how our brains work.
Recommended by: Merry, Webmaster
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