Is puzzles good for the brain?

Is puzzles good for the brain?

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Puzzles Scientists from the University of Chicago (USA) have shown that solving puzzles between 2 and 4 years of age helps to develop spatial and mathematical skills that are very useful in adult life. Specifically, children who have played with puzzles have greater ability when they grow up to mentally transform shapes. And this ability is a key indicator of the greater tendency to study (and obtain good grades) studies of science, technology, engineering and mathematics of adult life. As published by Stella M. Rowley and her colleagues in the journal Developmental Science, language about spatial concepts parents use when playing with children could also influence the development of these cognitive skills.

On the other hand, a study published recently in the Archives of Neurology magazine revealed that people who do crossword puzzles and solve puzzles have less presence of beta-amyloid protein in their brains, the main component of the amyloid plaque that accompanies the development of Alzheimer’s disease.