Mind Games

Colorado's official state dinosaur / FRI 8-2-2019 / Locks that might not be totally secure? / Ones flying in circles / Zymurgist's interest

Colorado’s official state dinosaur / FRI 8-2-2019 / Locks that might not be totally secure? / Ones flying in circles / Zymurgist’s interest

August 26, 2019

Constructor: Andrew J. Ries Relative difficulty: Very Easy (8:29, my fastest Friday time by over three minutes) THEME: none Word of the Day: PAPAW (7D: Fruit in the custard apple family) — Asimina triloba, the papaw, pawpaw, paw paw, or paw-paw, among many regional names, is a small deciduous tree native to the eastern United States and Canada, producing a large, yellowish-green to brown fruit. […]

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Do brain-training games really work?

July 26, 2019

With the recent surge of brain-training apps available for every smartphone user out there, it’s worth asking — do brain-training games hold any real cognitive benefit? A new study investigates. Brain-training games may hold no real benefit, a new study suggests. Brain-training apps, such as Lumosity or Elevate, are being used by tens of millions of people […]

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Unforgettable Games to Improve Your Memory

June 11, 2019

As an organic storage device, the brain compares pretty favorably to digital drives. It’s believed to be able to retain up to 2.5 petabytes of information—that’s akin to nearly three million hours of television. Being able to retrieve all of that knowledge, however, is a different matter. To help the process along, we’ve compiled a […]

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