- They defined Mental Agility to be the ability to solve puzzles of any kind.
- Solving an interesting puzzle usually requires an individual to think outside of the box. This means finding new angles to the problem and pursuing those.
- Solving puzzles isn't only about sheer brain power, but also about perseverance. It's about spending the brain power on finding a possible path forward and then pursuing that path.
The team found that the NumberWiz game indeed helps you practice problem solving. Their finding from a previous study, cited on this blog, that NumberWiz improves the IQ, was further strengthened. They found conclusive proof that NumberWiz also makes you a happier and more confident person. As many as 62% of the sampled persons said they felt more confident after playing NumberWiz for a total of 6 hours per week on average.
NumberWiz shows you that what worked well last time, doesn't necessarily work this time. There are many ways forward, but only a few of them will solve the problem.
Great game: http://itunes.apple.com/se/app/numberwiz/id406996395?mt=8
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