More Brain Games

Posted Jun 17 2009 in

Someone at work sent me this link, and we haven’t played any brain games in a while, so…. 1) How many of the 100 most commonly used words in the English language can you name in 12 minutes? (My score: 65). 2) How many of these 16 words with double-e’s (ee) can you come up […]

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Right Again

Posted Apr 27 2009 in

Like most of you, I came up right-brained on both of these tests. Here’s another one I found that, I think, does a better job of explaining how your left-brain/right-brain preference impacts your learning style, and also takes whether your are more visual or auditory into account. This one requires you to download an app […]

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Half a Mind

Posted Apr 24 2009 in

A couple of weeks back I posted some simple tests to help you understand how well you read other people’s expressions. Since everyone seemed to enjoy them, today I thought we’d do some tests to help you understand whether the right or left side of your brain is dominant. This one’s a quickie. http://www.news.com.au/perthnow/story/0,21598,22492511-5005375,00.html And […]

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The Zygomatic Smile

Posted Mar 20 2009 in

As a number of you figured out, the trick to differentiating a real smile from a fake one is the eyes. That’s because there are two different muscle groups that create smiles. Both true and forced smiles use the zygomaticus major muscles – the ones that control the lifting of the corners of the lips. […]

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Spot the Fake Smile

Posted Mar 18 2009 in

Today, I propose that we play a game. Let’s see how good you are at knowing a fake smile from a real one. Go to this link and take the test. Then post your results in the comments, along with anything you want to share about how you decided which smiles were real and which […]

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