Studies suggest that the brain may benefit from trying new activities, learning new skills and generally going outside of your routine.
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Did you know that discovering new things is one of the ways you can help keep your brain healthy? A 2014 study from the University of Edinburgh and the University of Texas tells us that trying new things, like quilting, or learning a new piece of software, game or a new language can strengthen our brains.
In an interview with AARP, Harvard Brain Scientist Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor reiterates these findings by stating that it’s probably in our brains best interest for us to veer off our regular path and break the mold every once in a while: “As we get older, we routinize our self so we have this lovely little routine that fits in a box. So what you’re saying to your brain is ‘it’s okay, you only have to be the size of the box.’ But that’s not what we want. We want new—new [and] unfamiliar. And that’s what you want to do, you want to keep your brain cells excited.”
That’s why we provide a wide variety of fun and engaging brain games, memory training and other content to get you thinking about brain health in new ways and trying new things every single day.
Memory games are a great way to engage your brain and test your ability to recall colors, phrases and objects. Testing your memory with Staying Sharp's memory and matching games are a fun way to spend your time in-between our other brain activities.
Staying Sharp memory games play like many of your favorite classic matching and memory games. Many more combine memory and matching games with word scrambles and other game types to help engage different centers of the brain. No matter the combination, we’re confident you'll find our memory games fun and engaging.
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