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Bend Your Brain: 151 Puzzles, Tips, and Tricks to Blow (and Grow) Your Mind
     

Bend Your Brain: 151 Puzzles, Tips, and Tricks to Blow (and Grow) Your Mind

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by Marbles: The Brain Store
 
Want to get your frontal cortex breaking a sweat? Make your blood pump to your cerebellum? Stretch your occipital lobe to its limits?

Then you need to bend your brain! This first book from the team behind Marbles: The Brain Store, a chain devoted to building better brains, offers puzzles and brain teasers to help enhance memory, build problem-solving

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Want to get your frontal cortex breaking a sweat? Make your blood pump to your cerebellum? Stretch your occipital lobe to its limits?

Then you need to bend your brain! This first book from the team behind Marbles: The Brain Store, a chain devoted to building better brains, offers puzzles and brain teasers to help enhance memory, build problem-solving skills, and reduce stress.
        Since Marbles started helping people play their way to a healthier brain, they've sold, solved, and been stumped by more than their fair share of puzzles. Along the way, they've learned which puzzles tie people in knots (not in a good way) and which ones make the neurons downright giddy. With the help of their in-house team of BrainCoaches and access to cutting-edge neuroscience, they've designed these puzzles to keep your mind flexible and fit.
        Arranged in five key brain categories—visual perception, word skills, critical thinking, coordination, and memory—Bend Your Brain offers a variety of puzzles ranging from mind-warming (easy) to mind-blowing (hard!):

·  Connecting the dots? More like working your spatial-orientation skills.
·  Identifying famous smiles? Flexing your visual memory.
·  Taking a closer look at your keyboard? Coding, storing, and retrieving.
·  Word-doku? Summoning cognitive abilities like appraisal, inference, impulse control, and evaluation.
·  Word scrambles? Tapping your brain’s association areas.

Your brain is your most important muscle, so let the brain-building begin!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804140096
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/19/2014
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
414,365
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.50(d)

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MARBLES: THE BRAIN STORE is in malls across the country. They and their branded products have been featured in Good Housekeeping, Real Simple, USA Today, and Wired, as well as on the Today show and Martha Stewart Living.

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Bend Your Brain: 151 Puzzles, Tips, and Tricks to Blow (and Grow) Your Mind 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
VicG More than 1 year ago
The Minds Behind Marbles: The Brain Store in their new book “Bend Your Brain” published by Three Rivers Press gives us 151 Puzzles, Tips, and Tricks to Blow (and Grow) Your Mind. From the back cover:  Want to get your frontal cortex breaking a sweat? Make your blood pump to your cerebellum? Stretch your occipital lobe to its limits? Then you need to bend your brain! This first book from the team behind Marbles: The Brain Store, a chain devoted to building better brains, offers puzzles and brain teasers to help enhance memory, build problem-solving skills, and reduce stress. Since Marbles started helping people play their way to a healthier brain, they’ve sold, solved, and been stumped by more than their fair share of puzzles. Along the way, they’ve learned which puzzles tie people in knots (not in a good way) and which ones make the neurons downright giddy. With the help of their in-house team of BrainCoaches and access to cutting-edge neuroscience, they’ve designed these puzzles to keep your mind flexible and fit. Arranged in five key brain categories—visual perception, word skills, critical thinking, coordination, and memory—Bend Your Brain offers a variety of puzzles ranging from mind-warming (easy) to mind-blowing (hard!): ·  Connecting the dots? More like working your spatial-orientation skills. ·  Identifying famous smiles? Flexing your visual memory. ·  Taking a closer look at your keyboard? Coding, storing, and retrieving. ·  Word-doku? Summoning cognitive abilities like appraisal, inference, impulse control, and evaluation. ·  Word scrambles? Tapping your brain’s association areas. Your brain is your most important muscle, so let the brain-building begin! Our brains are a muscle and as such they need to be exercised. However we cannot take our brains out and go for a jog or pump iron so what do we do?  The Minds Behind Marbles: The Brain Store have given us the answer with 151 Puzzles, Tips, and Tricks to Blow (and Grow) Your Mind. The games are broken up into five categories, going from easy to hard in each one. The categories consist of: Visual Perception, Word Skills, Critical Thinking, Coordination, and Memory. At the beginning of the book is a little intro into how the brain works and how these games will cause major brain changes and development. Get ready these games are fun but they are challenging which is the point. You will want to play these games more than once so I recommend you photocopy the page you are working on so you leave the book clean for the next go round. This is an excellent gift to give to friends and family and they will really get good use out of it. Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
freesamplequeen More than 1 year ago
Seldom have I had such fun reading a book.  While I definitely enjoy a good book and can get sucked in for hours on end, I don't often find myself calling the book fun... until now!   Bend Your Brain is a book filled with fun little puzzles designed to improve brain function in the five categories of visual perception, word skills, critical thinking, coordination and memory.  Through a variety of puzzles, readers can play and increase in difficulty as they feel necessary, from "mind- warming" (easy) to "mind-blowing" (hard) There are 151 different puzzles, tips and tricks within each brain function category, each varied in difficulty, but each engaging and fun to play while growing your mind.   After an introduction that explains the process and the reasoning, readers find the five sections, each with their specific puzzles.  There are answers in the back of the book as well to check yourself.  With lots of pictures that are of excellent quality and text that is varied and engaging to look at, this book is just plain fun! I have been working through each of the sections a little at a time, still far from the more difficult levels, and am really enjoying the journey. While I cannot prove that I have gained any brain function, I do know I am being challenged.  I find myself grabbing this book when I have a few moments of down time or while doing something mindless like waiting.  I also have had many friends pick up the book while visiting my home, as I leave it on the coffee table, and become lost in the puzzles for quite a length of time.   I definitely recommend this book.  With so many things to do and the benefit of working out your brain while having fun, there's nothing to lose! About the author: MARBLES: THE BRAIN STORE is in malls across the country. They and their branded products have been featured in Good Housekeeping, Real Simple, USA Today, and Wired, as well as on the Today show and Martha Stewart Living. You can find a copy here! "I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago