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The Resource The playful brain : the surprising science of how puzzles improve your mind, Richard Restak and Scott Kim

The playful brain : the surprising science of how puzzles improve your mind, Richard Restak and Scott Kim

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The playful brain : the surprising science of how puzzles improve your mind
Title
The playful brain
Title remainder
the surprising science of how puzzles improve your mind
Statement of responsibility
Richard Restak and Scott Kim
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A leading neuroscientist and noted puzzle designer reveal how puzzle solving can improve brain function, discussing the different kinds of memory that are used to solve puzzles, common memory pitfalls, and the benefits of trial-and-error methods on maintaining brain health
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DLC
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1942-
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Restak, Richard M.
Dewey number
612.8/2
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Kim, Scott
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  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • Puzzles
  • Thought and thinking
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The playful brain : the surprising science of how puzzles improve your mind, Richard Restak and Scott Kim
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The art and science of brain enhancement -- Learning to solve puzzles -- 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
Control code
BK0008807718
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
294 p.
Isbn
9781594487774
Lccn
2010024140
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Label
The playful brain : the surprising science of how puzzles improve your mind, Richard Restak and Scott Kim
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The art and science of brain enhancement -- Learning to solve puzzles -- 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
Control code
BK0008807718
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
294 p.
Isbn
9781594487774
Lccn
2010024140
Other physical details
ill.

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