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Top 50 Brain Teasers and Games

Top 50 Brain Teasers and Games | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Test your brain and improve your cognitive ability. Try these fun experiments and Brain Exercises and Games for your Brain for Cognitive Development and Brain Improvement.
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Insights on Logical Thinking for Leaders -- with a Puzzling Perspective
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Beyond the Far Cliffs - Thinking Clearly

Beyond the Far Cliffs - Thinking Clearly | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it

"All the problems of the world could be settled easily if men were only willing to think. The trouble is that men very often resort to all sorts of devices in order not to think, because thinking is such hard work."   (Thomas Watson, IBM)

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The items on this topic are related to thinking and information on brain research.  The items posted are frequently directly related to one of my most popular management training programs -- Thinking Clearly and Analytically.  

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Curiosity Is as Important as Intelligence

Curiosity Is as Important as Intelligence | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
There seems to be wide support for the idea that we are living in an “age of complexity”, which implies that the world has never been more intricate.
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Trend: Playing table tennis to enhance brain fitness and mental health | SharpBrains

Trend: Playing table tennis to enhance brain fitness and mental health | SharpBrains | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
--- Businessman turned love of pingpong into charity (Virginia Beach Beacon): "The elder Lees, now 76, still plays and heads up a table tennis club on the
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Brain teaser to exercise your mental rotation cognitive abilities

Mental self-rotation is the cognitive ability to imagine yourself in different locations in space, and to imagine your body moving in space. We need it for everyday activities such as finding a place or reading a map.
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Interview Questions to Determine Critical Thinking Skills

Interview Questions to Determine Critical Thinking Skills | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Everyone wants to hire strong critical thinkers, but what’s the best way to go about doing so? Assessments? Reference checks? Interview questions?
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This is an important question -- but this Infographic doesn't do the subject or the question justice.  How important is this topic?  Important enough that I'm already working on an article exploring the pluses and minuses of the this post.

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Debunking popular brain myths

Three Myths About the Brain (The New York Times): “Myths about the brain typically arise in this fashion: An intriguing experimental result generates a plausible if speculative interpretation…that is later overextended or distorted (we use only 10%...
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Practice Alone Does Not Make Perfect, Studies Find

When I was a little kid, my mom and grandmom were having a heated argument in the front of the car. At one point I interrupted them, and with exasperation said: “You know, Mom, Grandmom is...
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Two Heads Are Better Than One

Two Heads Are Better Than One | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Whether it is in school, at work, or elsewhere, many of us secretly shutter at the suggestion of working in a group. This reaction likely stems from a
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2013 study on Lumosity games and breast cancer survivors

2013 study on Lumosity games and breast cancer survivors | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
In 2013, researchers from Stanford University and the University of Rochester published a study suggesting that training with Lumosity games helped breast cancer survivors improve scores on a common assessment of problem-solving skills.
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Instinct Can Beat Analytical Thinking

Instinct Can Beat Analytical Thinking | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it

Researchers have confronted us in recent years with example after example of how we humans get things wrong when it comes to making decisions. We misunderstand probability, we’re myopic, wepay attention to the wrong things, and we just generally mess up

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Brain teaser to exercise your cognitive skills: Where do words go?

Brain teaser to exercise your cognitive skills: Where do words go? | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Words are stored in the tem­po­ral lobe of your brain (in green on the cerebral cortex image  to the left). But on which brain hemisphere, right or left? As you know, your brain has two sides (two hemi­spheres) con­nected by the cor­pus cal­lo­sum.
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Critical Thinking University- Now Available on Amazon

Critical Thinking University- Now Available on Amazon | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Access to the world’s largest online learning platform devoted to building critical thinking skills is now available for purchase on Amazon!
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So You Want to Be a Genius

When it comes to cultivating genius, talent matters, but motivation may matter more
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What VUCA Really Means for You, Getting Prepared and Agile with It

What VUCA Really Means for You, Getting Prepared and Agile with It | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it

VUCA, short for volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity, and a catchall for “Hey, it’s crazy out there!”    It’s also misleading: VUCA conflates four distinct types of challenges that demand four distinct types of responses. That makes it difficult to know how to approach a challenging situation and easy to use VUCA as a crutch, a way to throw off the hard work of strategy and planning—after all, you can’t prepare for a VUCA world, right?
 



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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, September 1, 7:52 AM

VUCA is a term from the military, put into popular use by futurist Bob Johansen in 2010, as mentioned in his book, now in a its second edition,  Leaders Make the Future: Ten New Leadership Skills for an Uncertain World.  The quadrant model depicted, by authors  is handy for thinking through what you can learn and do to be fully prepared and agile enough for this VUCA world.  ~  Deb

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The world of work is increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous. As a result it is time to view surprises as the new normal and steady state as the exception. The difference over the past decade is the increasing speed at which leaders need to address multiple challenges, often at the same time.

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20 Jokes that only intellectuals will understand :)

20 Jokes that only intellectuals will understand :) | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
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Tell Us How You Would Upgrade Your Brain

Future technologies could enhance your cognitive abilities
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Tablet programme to strengthen innovation among students

Tablet programme to strengthen innovation among students | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
State Minister for Science, Technology, Energy, and Mining Julian Robinson said the ministry's Tablets in School programme will strengthen the culture of entrepreneurship and innovation in Jamaica, particularly among students.

Robinson contended t ...
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Challenging the outdated “fixed brain” dogma, the cognitive training market keeps growing

Challenging the outdated “fixed brain” dogma, the cognitive training market keeps growing | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
This Man’s Brain Recovery Has Baffled Scientists And Provided Hope For Others (The Telegraph): “…The odds of surviving a coma are notoriously hard to predict, brain injury being the most complex of problems afflicting the most complex organ in the...
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5 Tools to Develop Critical Thinking Skills Before College

5 Tools to Develop Critical Thinking Skills Before College | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Board games and logic puzzles are two ways high school students can boost their analytical skills.

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Teams Are More Comfortable with Ambiguity than Individuals Are

Teams Are More Comfortable with Ambiguity than Individuals Are | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
In a series of experiments on choices between sure amounts of money and various kinds of gambles, researchers found that three-person groups are both less averse to ambiguity and less inclined to seek it — in other words, are more neutral about...
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The science behind Lumosity

The science behind Lumosity | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Neuroplasticity: how the brain is capable of change
Scientists have historically believed that once a person reaches adulthood, their cognitive abilities are immutable.
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We Can Be Taught; You Just Need to Teach Us

We Can Be Taught; You Just Need to Teach Us | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
If you were to guess what percentage of 4-year college graduates are rated by their employers as having excellent critical thinking skills, what percentage
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28% of employers rating college graduates as having good critical thinking skills.  As the article states this should be cause for some serious re-thinking.  But if colleges don't prepare students with this skill -- then organizations need to step up with training programs in critical and strategic thinking skills.

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The Science of Genius

The Science of Genius | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Outstanding creativity in all domains may stem from shared attributes and a common process of discovery
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Test your cognitive skills with visual brain teasers

Test your cognitive skills with visual brain teasers | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Visuospatial skills are used everyday in many ways, ranging from going from one room to another in your house to solving a jigsaw puzzle and navigating in a new city.
Let’s take an example. Can you picture in your head an arrow pointing to the right?
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Top 10 Skills for Workforce Success

Top 10 Skills for Workforce Success | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
At Critical-Thinkers.com, we’ve been beating the drum about the importance of critical thinking skills training for over 4 years now.
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Interesting post -- would be even better if they used the critical thinking skills advocated to not completely misuse the term "entreprenueurialism."  If that's even a correct version of the word.

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Let Me Tell You Why You’re Wrong

Let Me Tell You Why You’re Wrong | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Think back to the last argument you had with someone. Did it end poorly? Did you change the other person’s perspective? Did you change your own beliefs?
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