What..you can't read that?
They say you're pretty darn smart if you can read backwards. How'd you do? lol..
Nah, actually reading backwards isn't a measure of intelligence so don't worry about it if you couldn't do it.
Here's the message if you can't figure it:
Click this link to see how good you are at reading backwards!
I'm sure most of you read it in no time. It's actually one of the ways to keep your brain sharp. Here's another one:
Are you starting to get it? Here's what it says:
I am smart and most people like me. Those who can't read this are not very smart.
For a long time scientists thought people were stuck with whatever IQ they were born with but recently they've discovered that IQ can indeed be increased. So there's hope for you after all sir @smithlabs! lol.
Not just an increase in IQ but significant increases. First of all, a person has to take care of themselves or they ain't gonna get much smarter no matter what they do.
That means lots of good sleep, good nutrition, and regular physical exercise.
After that one of the main ways to increase intelligence is to learn and discover new things and do things you've never done before. Here's a few suggestions:
- Do chores or common tasks blindfolded. This actually creates new neural pathways in the brain.
- Use your non-dominant hand. If you're right-handed use your left hand for things you normally do with your right hand. It's a great brain exerciser.
- Eat with chopsticks. If you can already do this, use your non-dominant hand.
- Look at things upside down or backwards. Like reading backwards. Start wearing your watch upside down. Hang clocks and calendars upside down. Write backwards! These things really challenge your mind.
- Read books out loud. This engages the imagination in a different way than just reading silently. Tests show that 3 regions of the brain light up when reading out loud.
- Take new routes on your regular commute. On a routine commute, your brain is on autopilot and gets no stimulation. That's why sometimes when you arrive you can't even remember the drive. You zone out.
- But taking a new way activates the cortex and hippocampus and puts your brain on high alert.
- Try new things. Do things that are opposite of your personality. For instance if you're a couch potato get out and join a gym or dance class. Travel. Go camping. Experience new things. Get a hobby.
- Strive for higher levels. Once you master something, challenge yourself with the next level of difficulty and that will keep challenging your brain. Two great examples are learning a new language and playing a musical instrument.
- Ditch the smart phone and do things the old fashioned way like figuring math and writing by hand.
Of course my top recommendation is to join Steemit! My IQ has to have jumped since joining and being forced to learn everyday on such a great variety of subjects. Is that what you guys think?
Thanks for stopping by folks, God bless you all!
PS- Ok guys, brain teasers are also very good for your brain so I have to include one here! This is an easy one.
In the drawing of cows below, a dog is hidden among them but it will be easy to find because dogs don't have horns, right? lol.
Actually this one is so embarrassingly easy I probably should have found another one because y'all are so dang smart but just in case someone wants to start at the beginner level this will work.
Here's a filler photo so you don't accidentally look at the answer in case you want to do this on your own:
lol..okay here's the answer:
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