Boost Your Brain by Joel Levy

By Joel Levy

Filled with greater than three hundred tough workouts, advance Your mind is helping objective the reminiscence demanding situations of contemporary lifestyles, like remembering PIN numbers, passwords, and matching names with faces.

With dynamic infographics, method containers, a scoring method, and at-home demanding situations, strengthen Your mind is a whole psychological health regime in a single booklet.

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Boost Your Brain

Jam-packed with greater than three hundred tough routines, enhance Your mind is helping goal the reminiscence demanding situations of recent lifestyles, like remembering PIN numbers, passwords, and matching names with faces.

With dynamic infographics, strategy packing containers, a scoring process, and at-home demanding situations, advance Your mind is a whole psychological health regime in a single booklet.

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Can you remember who is sitting where? It is your first day in a new class and the teacher asks you to distribute the papers he has just graded —but you’ve only had a short while to learn who is sitting where. Can you hand out each paper to the correct student? First study the seating plan below for 2 minutes, then cover it up and name 10 US states. Now write the names of the children in the blank spaces below. Martha, sitting on your right Leo, sitting opposite you Andrew, sitting at the end nearest to you (on your left) Jeff, sitting on Leo’s left Louise, sitting at the far end of the table Sarah Frank Julie Jamilla Henry James George Samantha Lucinda Gary Edward You 1 ____________ 2 ____________ 3 ____________ 4 ____________ 5 ____________ 6 ____________ 7 ____________ 8 ____________ 9 ____________ YOU 10 ____________ 11 ____________ 5 correct names/5: 1 point Your score ________ You 11/11: 5 points 9–10/11: 4 points 7–8/11: 3 points 5–6/11: 2 points 3–4/11: 1 point Your score ________ 33 Chapter 2: Dinner party genius 6 orDer orDer Recalling not just the names of people you have been introduced to but the order in which they were introduced might sound tricky, but if you can put the names into a simple but memorable narrative (a series of connected events), it could actually boost 1 Guy Williams __________________ recall.

Stretch yourself to the limit with the tests in this chapter. Name and facial recall practice 1 FuNNy Faces Peter Nadine Henry Edwina Charles The easiest faces to remember are ones with unusual or prominent features. Look at the five faces on the top row for 30 seconds, noting each one’s distinguishing feature, while memorizing their names. Cover them up, count backward from 30, then write the correct names below the second row of faces. 5/5: 1 point ____________ ___________ ____________ ____________ ____________ Your score ________ Abdul Matthew 2 uNFuNNy Faces Remembering less unusual faces can be much harder.

Now write down the missing distinguishing features for the faces on the right. ______________ ______________ Score 1 point for each correct feature Your score ________ 36 ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ Make it memorable 10 identikit Now practice making associations between names and features with this exercise. Study the five pictures on top and memorize the features for each name, then cover them, name the titles of the last three books you read, then see if you can remember the name that goes with the face.

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