by Stephanie Warren Drimmer, Gareth Moore
With puzzles, codes, optical illusions, and games, each chapter focuses on one aspect of how our brains process information, including spatial awareness, how our hearing affects our visual perception, and how our memory works (or doesn’t work).
I especially liked the chapter on Words and Language, which explores how our brains process language and reading. There are tons of word games with anagrams, alphabet codes, palindromes, crossword puzzles, and word search games.
Each chapter starts with an explanation of how the brain functions in particular areas, how the brain is mapped, and what scientists and physicians are discovering about the power of the mind. Then challenges and puzzles are introduced to show how your brain is fooling you, or how your brain is stronger and smarter than you realize.
The chapter on Memory was especially interesting as the reader can challenge themselves to memorize a set of information and then use tricks like mnemonic devices to remember it more easily.
This book is perfect for kids who are creative, or kids who are bored and want some interesting activities to keep those brains busy. I would also recommend it to adults who want to keep their minds sharp.
Your eyeballs will fool you, your brain will be nimble from cracking the codes, and your friends will be laughing at the weird games and experiments.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher via Media Masters Publicity in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.