Mar 2, 2009

Intelligence Increasing Games and Activities

Highly intelligent people are recognized and envied in society as the “brain elite”. Being able to quickly understand and process information is a skill that everyone seems to be striving for. Here are a few ways to boost yourself to the coveted ranks of “smarty pants’.

One of the most obvious and frequently overlooked intelligence increasing activities is book reading. The focus and attention required to get through a few chapters will help flex your mental might and challenge your thought process by bringing new words and ideas into your consciousness. In fact, being able to read a book for thirty minutes without distraction is one way that racecar drivers practice their concentration. If you haven’t read much more than the TV guide lately, start slow. Pick up some popular page-turner and gradually work your way up to more challenging material. The more you read, the greater your vocabulary and lingual eloquence--not only will you be smarter, you’ll sound smarter too!

Puzzles are another great way to give your brain a workout. These can be crosswords, Sudoku, riddles, or even just a Rubik’s cube. These types of games require active and attentive interaction, as well as a great degree of lateral thinking. One of the best parts is that this type of activity can be found from several different sources completely free of charge. Search places like you local library, newspapers, and the Internet. You’ll find each is overflowing with puzzles that can help you become smarter. There are even videogames, like Fociz and Brain Age, that tout claims in increasing intelligence.

Increasing spatial intelligence can also be fun and easy. Creating collages, drawing, laying out posters, and taking pictures are all activities that help your brain in areas like visual memory and visual learning.

Just like lifting weights or going for a jog, time spent exercising the brain can benefit anyone. If you use these and other activities in a daily routine, you’ll find you can achieve better grades, synthesize information more quickly, and understand the world a little more broadly and clearly.

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