Your Name Is Hidden In This Puzzle… If You Can Find It You’re In The Top 8%.
It's the end of a long work day, and you're sitting at your computer, mindlessly clicking away. Maybe you're doing a little shopping, maybe you're about to watch Netflix: Odds are, no matter what you're doing, it's not that great for your brain.
Unless, of course, if you happen to be doing a puzzle. Here's how some experts say that doing puzzles can really help your brain stay sharp, despite the fact that you routinely numb it down by staring at a computer screen:
Different parts of the brain will be exercised depending on what kind
of puzzle you choose. Crossword puzzles challenge the language and
memory areas while jigsaw puzzles provide exercise for the parietal
We can't hand you a jigsaw puzzle through the screen, but we do have a tricky word search for your consideration. Don't dismiss this one: It's actually a lot harder than you might think. Solve it, and a few other puzzles, below.
Sometimes, our brains tend to get a little bit fried after staring at a computer all day. To increase sharpness, why not try a puzzle?
This puzzle tends to make people very frustrated, but has quite a simple answer. To start, look at this block of text, and see if you can find your name.
Can't find it? Don't worry: Most people have the same problem.
Hint: If you were looking for your actual name, you're going about it all wrong. Don't scroll down to the next picture until you're ready for the answer.
See what we did there?
Yes, you were supposed to actually find the phrase "YOUR NAME" in the puzzle. However, since most people spend time trying to find their own name, it gets the wheels turning in their brain and they end up moving away from mindless activities like watching TV or shopping.
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