Dental Floss For The Mind: A Complete Program For Boosting Your Brain Power (pdf) by Michel Noir, Ph.D., and Bernard Croisile, M.D., Ph.D.
Over 100 Games To Improve Your Memory And Stimulate Your Mind
You are probably reading this book, Dental Floss For The Mind: A Complete Program For Boosting Your Brain Power because you want to improve your cognitive skills, benefit from an outstanding memory, and make sure your neurons are in top shape! While this can’t be done overnight, working through the exercises in this book is a great way to start.
Dental Floss for the Mind is divided into five sections, each concentrating on a particular cognitive skill: attention, memory, language, visual and spatial acuity, and reasoning. Within each of these sections, there are four exercise sets, each of which is intended to work your brain in a different way and thereby improve your cognitive skills.
It is important to read the introduction to each set of exercises before working them. The introduction provides an orientation to the exercises, as well as instructions and strategies for completing them.
Each set has six exercises, ranging from easy to difficult The first two exercises in the set are easy (indicated by a single • in the page header), the next two are of medium difficulty (♦•), and the last two are difficult (♦♦•).
Solutions to most exercises are either at the bottom of the page or on the next page. Solutions to some exercises are self-checking: these exercises require you to answer questions on the following page, then check your answers by referring to the exercise content on the previous page.
Some of the exercises are timed. For example, in the exercise set “Words, Where Are You” (pages 81-94), you are allowed a certain number of seconds to memorize words and their locations in a grid: once the time is up, you turn the page and complete the exercise. In another exercise set, “Embroidery* (pages 115-21), the speed with which you work the exercise is taken into account in calculating the number of neuro-points you earn. It is more important to give correct answers than speedy ones, although timing will be a factor in any exercise that you don’t complete because you have run out of time.
For timed exercises, you should have a timer available. One with an alarm is ideal, since it signals the end of a time period without your having to constantly consult a watch or clock. An inexpensive kitchen timer works well.
Denial Floss for the Mind also features three graded exercise courses. The assessment chart at the end of each exercise indicates the number of neuro-points you earned on the basis of your performance, and there is a scoring chart for each course at the end of the book. The graded courses are the following.
• WARM-UP. Use this program of simple exercises to begin improving your cognitive skills. Begin with the exercise on page 5: the scoring chart is on page 204.
• PRACTICE. Use this program of more-challenging exercises to hone the skills you developed in the WARM-UP. Begin with the exercise on page 7; the scoring chart is on page 206.
• CHALLENGE. Use this program for the ultimate in brain stimulation. Begin with the exercise on page 11; the scoring chart is on page 208. your having to constantly consult a watch or clock. An inexpensive kitchen timer works well.
Dental Floss For The Mind
How to Use This Book
Last Word • Quick Fit • Displaced Characters • Odd One Out
Tale Teller • Complete Proverbs • Words, Where Are You? • Associations
Play with Haikus • Embroidery • Split Words • This Story Is Full of Blanks
VISUAL AND SPATIAL ACUITY
Entangled Figures • Sleight of Hands • Points of View • Mosaics
Decipher • Writing in the Stars • Towers of Hanoi • Hurray for Change
Warm-Up • Practice • Challenge
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