8 Quick Brain Teasers to Challenge Your Attention and Memory

Look­ing for some fun, and free, cog­ni­tive stim­u­la­tion this Decem­ber? Here you have a few quick brain teasers to challenge your atten­tion and your work­ing mem­ory-the abil­ity to keep infor­ma­tion in your mind while work­ing on inte­grat­ing, pro­cess­ing it.

Given them a good try…they are not as easy as they may seem.

  1. Say the days of the week back­wards, then in alpha­bet­i­cal order.
  2. Speak other lan­guages? Try doing the same in Span­ish, French, Mandarin…
  3. Say the months of the year in alpha­bet­i­cal order.
  4. Easy? Well, why don’t you try doing so back­wards, in reverse alpha­bet­i­cal order.
  5. Find the sum of your date of birth, mm/dd/yyyy.
  6. Want a tougher mind teaser? Do the same with your spouse’s or best friend’s date of birth (with­out look­ing it up…)
  7. Name two objects for every let­ter in your first name. Work up to five objects, try­ing to use dif­fer­ent items each time.
  8. Look around wher­ever you are and, within two min­utes, try to find 5 red things that will fit in your pock­ets, and 5 blue objects that are too big to fit.

I hope you have enjoyed these quick mind teasers. If you still want more, please visit SharpBrains’ page with brain teasers, brain games and illu­sions. Free, and fun for adults of any age!

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