The playful brain : the surprising science of how puzzles improve your mind / Richard Restak ; with puzzles by Scott Kim.

Author
Restak, Richard, 1942- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
New York : Riverhead Books, 2010.
Description
294 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

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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.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. 287-288) and index.
Contents
  • Memory. Working memory : brain juggling
  • Long-term memory : imagining the future by remembering the past
  • Perception. Perceptual skill learning : the sommelier and the hockey player
  • Visual thinking : seeing, not just looking
  • Spatial thinking : the challenge of mental rotation
  • Listening : the foley artist and the cocktail party
  • Motor skill learning : of mental maps and pickpockets
  • Time : clock time vs. brain time
  • Cognition. Thinking in words : the hammer, the saw, and the hatchet
  • Logic : reasoning in uncertain situations
  • Emotions and thinking : the anger superiority effect
  • Mathematics : doing the numbers at the checkout line
  • Illusions : shadows, balls, and rotating snakes
  • Creativity : the magic matches of Carlo Reverberi.
ISBN
  • 9781594487774
  • 1594487774
LCCN
2010024140
OCLC
535490804
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