Right, well, if you’re anything like me and you get stressed and wound up easily, then you will often find yourself resorting to online quizzes.
But this is different, there’s a twist! An intellectual, problem-solving quiz can actually be super beneficial to stress relieving and refreshing the mind after a long morning’s work!
I know what you’re thinking: a test? No way! But it’s not so!
Trust me. These quizzes are fun, nostalgic, and invigorating – you will find yourself back in high school and wondering how you ever did it all the way back when!
The premise is this: solve eight tests and identify the odd shape out. Simple, right? You have thirty seconds to get them all!
This doesn’t just test your eyesight – although that is important – it also checks and trains your processing speed, hand-eye coordination, and ability to sharply focus your mind.
Nothing to be sniffed at, then!
You are also asking your brain to register an image in your mind and engage your mind to identify the pattern’s difference. This is a great trick to have in your back pocket for exam seasons when you’re memorizing endless quotes because it helps keep your brain active and well-exercised.
Right, brace yourself everyone: the tests are below…
Don’t cheat, but don’t be disheartened if you don’t do so well on the first go. We all have to start somewhere.
After all, as all our middle school teachers told us, we need to make mistakes in order to improve. On top of that, if it is early in the morning, you’re probably still groggy.
It’s one of those things that, even though it may feel silly or pointless, test your brain whether you notice it or not!
It is a great distraction!
Noticed how they got harder by the end? Phew!
Here are the answers for the elite 5% that managed to crack all the codes.
Studies have shown that using all areas of your brain – not just the parts you use in day-to-day operations – can help prevent degeneration later on. According to the professors at the University of Exeter, solving brainteasers frequently can make the brain feel ten years younger.
Don’t trust me. Trust the 17,000 participants in Dr. Howard Fillit’s study who said:
“Speed-of-processing tasks help the aging brain perform more like a new computer by training it to process visual information more quickly.“
While it may not directly impact intelligence in the objective sense, it’s a great way to strengthen the other muscles in the cognitive system.
It’s like doing a plank for your brain!
This helps your brain forge new connections and relationships and keeps your whole mental system engaged!
Give it a go!
You have nothing to lose and you can impress all your friends!