How To Train The Brain


We’ve all heard the expression the brain is a terrible thing to waste, but now consider this; we have the opportunity and choice to make our lives better today. By stimulating the brain we stimulate every other aspect of ourselves as well.

No matter what our age, we can train our brain to think clearer and faster with brain exercises. We can increase our thinking skills, our creative thinking, and our memory. Even people that have gone without mental stimulation for many, many years can literally turn their brain back on by playing a variety of mind stimulating games.

But why do this??? Basically the brain is the ‘director’ in our life. It is where we orchestrate our choices. The healthy or unhealthy state of our brain will directly affect how and why we make decisions about emotions, preferences, perceptions, and judgments as well as affect the infinitely vital physical operations that monitor, govern, expedite, and assimilate our bodily needs.

Here’s the good news…even if you have let your gray matter go to mush over the years, it is not too late to increase your brain-power. The brain has many different ways in which it learns and we have a variety of ways to get brain exercise.

Today there are supplemental education and cognitive tutor programs designed to help young minds that are diagnosed with ADDH, aka attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity. Many kids that have enrolled in this type of program are having great success back in school.

The student is given a series of tests to determine what area of the brain has a ‘weakness’. If a student is weak in their auditory processing, which is the ability to hear information and translate its usefulness, then they may not perform well in a class that depends heavily on lectures for teaching. Once these weaknesses have been assessed, they let the brain games begin.

Using these same games, we can stimulate our cognitive skills used to acquire knowledge and become more creative as well as improve our memory and processing speed.

These brain skills encompass an incredible array of processes that we use to acquire knowledge; including reasoning, perception, and intuition. Cognitive skills such as attention, memory, symbolic thinking, and self-regulation are the skills we need in order to learn how to read and write.

How fun that playing certain games can help develop our creativity, cognitive processing, problem-solving ability, and literally make us smarter.

Here we have the list of popular games with the specific process of the brain that each game will stimulate. Have fun.

Deductive reasoning is the thinking process that takes us from a general idea to a particular one. It is our ability to track from cause to effect.
Games that help improve the deductive reasoning process are:

Legos
Puzzles
Scrabble
Simon
Sudoku

Games that develop our logic and reasoning are:

Apples to Apples
Battleship
Bejeweled
Blokus
Bop-it Extreme
Chess or Connect 4
Cribbage
DDR&DRE (Dance Dance Revolution and Dance Revolution Extreme)
Gobblet
Logic Links
Mancala
Rummy
Rook
Sequence
Set
Squint
Slap jack
Stratego
Sudoku
Tetris
Uno

Games that improve our brain’s processing speed are:

Bejeweled
Blink
Bop-it Extreme
Brain Age
DDR&DRE (Dance Dance Revolution and Dance Revolution Extreme)
Simon
Skip-Bo
Squint
Tetris

Games that will increase our ability to solve problems are:

Apples to Apples
Battleship
Blokus
Chess or Connect 4
Cribbage
Gobblet
Legos
Logic Links
Mancala
Puzzles
Rummy
Rook
Scrabble
Sequence
Set
Squint
Sudoku
Tetris
What’s GNU?

Games that train our divided attention are:

Brain Age
Chess or Connect 4
Cribbage
Mad Gab
Pac Man
Rummy
Rook
Skip-Bo
Squint
Where’s Waldo

Games that train our selective attention are:

Bop-it Extreme
Brain Age
DDR & DRE (Dance Dance Revolution and Dance Revolution Extreme)
Perfection
Simon
Slap jack
Tetris
Where’s Waldo
What’s GNU?

Games that train our sustained attention are:

Bejeweled
Pac Man
Simon
Skip-Bo
Squint
Tetris
Uno
What’s GNU?

Games that train our short-term memory also known as the active memory that keeps information readily available for a short period of time are:

Perfection
Puzzles
Scrabble
Simon
Skip-Bo
Slap jack
Squint
Stare!
Stratego
Sudoku
Tetris
Uno

Games that train our working memory that is the processes used for temporarily storing and manipulating information in the short-term memory are:

Battleship
Blink
Brain Age
Puzzles
Rook
Sequence
Set
Squint
Stare!
Stratego
Sudoku
Uno
What’s GNU?

Games that train our long-term memory that indefinitely stores a seemingly unlimited amount of information are:

Perfection
Stare!
Tetris

Visual processing connects the information we receive from our eyes and translates these images into information. Games that train our visual processing ability are:

Bejeweled
Blink
Blokus
Brain Age
DDR & DRE (Dance Dance Revolution and Dance Revolution Extreme)
Logic Links
Pac Man
Perfection
Puzzles
Rook
Scrabble
Sequence
Set
Simon
Skip-Bo
Slap jack
Squint
Stare!
Tetris
Uno
Where’s Waldo
What’s GNU?

Auditory processing connects the information we receive from our ears and translates these sounds into information. Games that train our auditory processing ability are:

Bop-It Extreme
Brain Age
DDR & DRE (Dance Dance Revolution and Dance Revolution Extreme)
Mad Gab
Tetris
What’s GNU?

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