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NATIONAL TRAIN YOUR BRAIN DAY - October 13

National Train Your Brain Day | October 13
National Train Your Brain Day | October 13

NATIONAL TRAIN YOUR BRAIN DAY | OCTOBER 13

On October 13th, National Train Your Brain Day challenges us to some puzzling games and riddles! Whether you play solo or go up against teams, the day improves our thinking power.

#TrainYourBrainDay

Exercising the brain is important. Routine activities don’t keep the mind sharp. This day encourages us to expand and exercise our brain and use more of its potential capacity. To do that, we need to break out of our routines and try new activities or relearn old ones. We’ll work on our cognitive skills. To do this, try reading or word puzzles. Number games and brainteasers also improve cognition. Riddles and word games challenge areas of the brain we don’t use every day.

Learning something new is another practice that benefits the brain, too. When we learn a new skill, we focus and tap into our problem-solving abilities. If we’re doing the same thing every day, we’re probably not solving too many problems. The brain gets bored. You’d get bored, too if you watched the same episode of the same TV show every day. 

When the question is asked to American scientists as to how much of the brain is used, the answer varies. However, many of them believe that it is only a small percentage and that there is room for expanded learning and knowledge within everyone.

HOW TO OBSERVE TRAIN YOUR BRAIN DAY

Do some logic puzzles, brainteasers, and riddles to train your brain. Other fun ways to train your brain include:

  • Download a brain training app. These technologies offer a variety of ways to test your brain.
  • Mix up your routine. If you always do a crossword puzzle, try a different type of word game or number puzzle. 
  • Expand your interests. Take a cooking class or music lessons. Both will help improve your brain as you learn new skills. 
  • Take a different route to the grocery store or to work. You may discover changes to your neighborhood but you’ll also be giving your brain an opportunity to shake out some of the rust.

Use #TrainYourBrainDay to post on social media.

Brain Teaser for 2022:

You are in a room that has three switches and a closed door. The switches control three light bulbs on the other side of the door. Once you open the door, you may never touch the switches again. How can you definitively tell which switch is connected to each of the light bulbs?

The answer is…
Turn on the first two switches. Leave them on for five minutes. Once five minutes have passed, turn off the second switch, leaving one switch on. Now go through the door. The light that is still on is connected to the first switch. Whichever of the other two is warm to the touch is connected to the second switch. The bulb that is cold is connected to the switch that was never turned on. (Credit: Reader’s Digest)

NATIONAL TRAIN YOUR BRAIN DAY HISTORY

National Day Calendar® continues researching the origins of this puzzling holiday.