# Spatial brain training is about visualizing objects in space

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Visualization is the key exercise in spatial brain training, just as an egg is a key ingredient

in an omelet.

It is about using working memory to "look" at a problem and to "see" a solution.

Try these exercises below.

CHINESE TANGRAM:

This ancient puzzle, it is an excellent source for

spatial brain training.

The Tangram consists of seven shapes (see diagram to the left).

There are five(5) triangles (1,2, 4, 5, 7) a square (3) and a rhomboid (6).

Below are four figures using tangram shapes, "see" if you can visualize which shapes were used

in constructing each figure ( pole cat, vulture, acrobat doing a handstand, and man wearing

a top hat.).

(Note: each figure was made with only the seven shapes, and no shapes were used twice

in constructing a single figure.)

BIRTHDAY COINS

In Makesbelieveville it is customary to put coins on a birthday cake.

If today is your birthday and you invited 6 friends to the party,

How can you cut this cake into seven slices so everyone gets the same value of coins ?

SQUARE CIRCLES?

Click on this PDF file below to navigate a maze filled with circles and squares.

The object of the game is to go from point A to point B, by navigating through this maze,

going alternately from square to circle, circle to square.

You may move horizontally , or vertically, but not diagonally.

It took us 27 steps.

How many can you do it in?

Square-Circle?

SPATIAL BRAIN TRAINING FACTS:

1. Men are better at spatial tasks than woman, especially those that involve

2. When traveling as a couple men are more frequently to be found in the drivers seat.

There may be more than chivalry here , studies show that the circuitry for path finding

is larger in the male brain.

3. Men usually navigate by orientation to the sun or some point of geography,

while women will usually sight landmarks more often.

4. Vision developed out of a need for survival. It evolved so an individual could

discern images from surrounding objects (or camouflage.)

5. When a rat is rewarded for selecting a rectangle over a square, the rat's response

to an even longer and narrower rectangle is even greater, due to a cognitive principle

called the “peakshift “ effect.

PATTERNS

How good are you at determining sequences?

Problems like these are usually given on IQ tests.

Today is just for fun!!

Below we have two sequences (left and right). Beginning with the left problem can you

determine what the last box in the lower right-hand corner of that puzzle should be?

On the right is a pie chart pattern, what should be the last two moves in that series?

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