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Exercises for the Whole Brain
Strain for gain!

Building Mental Muscle

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Trade paperback, 128 pages
$9.95, 5.5 x 8.25

Brainwaves®, August 1999
ISBN 0-916410-65-X

Power up your brain circuits
with 60 challenging puzzles

by Allen D. Bragdon and Leonard Fellows

Neuron-builders to stimulate & entertain your visual, & executive-planning skills
The most fascinating mental exercises from the New York Times internationally syndicated column Playspace. Builds brain skills in the same way physical exercise builds muscles and stamina. 60 skill-developing exercises that strengthen neuronal connection among the brain centers that control creative-visual, executive-planning, spatial-manipulative and logical thinking."Perfect for honing intellectual and memory skills and making the most of the gray matter we all possess." Foreign editions: Czech Republic, France, Germany, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Spain, UK.


Reader Review:

'The "game" format makes this book very user-friendly and not threatening.'


From Exercises for the Whole Brain

"The mental exercises in this book are designed to challenge a variety of real-world brain skills in entertaining ways: logical deductive reasoning; creative visualization of forms; manipulation of the symbols and rules of mathematical computation; and application of verbal expression and grammatical logic to identify solutions to problems presented in non-verbal ways. A good illustration of how different skills team together can be found in that cluster of techniques and abilities loosely referred to as creativity. Brainstorming is a right-brain activity to the extent that it’s non-judgmental, and “divergent” rather than “convergent” in the sense that it’s not goal-directed towards a single “right” answer. But in order to produce good results, any brainstorming session must be followed by critical evaluation, to analyze the logical conclusions of each idea, thus sorting the good ones from the bad. Conversely, pushing a simple idea to its logical conclusion may lead to a counterintuitive conclusion, that is sometimes referred to as the “Eureka!” effect."

 
   
Building Mental Muscle
Building Mental Muscle
Over 230,000 copies sold
in the USA alone, plus translations into 14 languages worldwide.

 
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Learn Faster and Remember More Learn Faster &
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Three guides in one: How skills develop and are maintained through life: 1. Womb to adolescence; 2. Professional Years; 3. Slowing down the slowing down
 
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Skill-graded challenges: easy to hard, logic, numbers, crypto-visual plus tricks to maximize performance in every one (176 of them). Another top seller.
 
Use It or Lose It Use It or Lose It!
As the mind matures it begins to lose essential abilities unless.... it is forced to work. Then it builds connections again into old age.
 
Exercises for the Whole Brain Exercises for the
Whole Brain
A breast-pocket full of visual mental-teasers to work out in spare moments. Now in 13 languages. Especially good for designers and creative thinkers.
 
Right Brain TeasersRight-Brain Teasers
How many of these photos of 60 old-time, household artifacts can you figure out how they worked and what they were used for? This taps the visual-spatial skills in your right brain. (Men are surprisingly good at this). See an interesting, detailed description when you turn the page after each photo. A fun Valentine gift , especially for elderly antique collectors and flea-market addicts.
 
   
 
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