About the book:
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!):
I love this book. Holy cow, I love it! The puzzles in there really make me think…and I’m kinda embarrassed to admit it, but the beginner level ones had me working hard.
As a working, blogging mom of two (one with special needs), I rarely find time to myself, and I often find myself feeling, I don’t know, out of it. Like I can’t process another thing, or like I can’t focus and think straight. I have found myself taking a few minutes (or more) at night after the kids are in bed to do a puzzle. It’s not only ME time, it’s exercise my brain time! I really feel that it will help me to have less of those brain fog moments that I can’t stand. And heck, it’s fun, win-win! I really like how the puzzles aren’t just things to make you think, they are puzzles to make you think DIFFERENTLY than you’re used to – to think creatively and outside the box. I would love it if Marbles-The Brain Store came out with a ton of these. I’d try them all!
5 Stars. I LOVE the book!
I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review. All opinions are mine, and mine alone.