A great resource for finding “mind games,” or what’s popularly known as “brain training” is the website of SharpBrains, a company that tracks health and wellness applications of brain science. Its founder and CEO, Alvaro Fernandez, writes in his blog that, “ Anything we do involving novelty, variety, and challenge stimulates the brain and can contribute to building capacity and brain reserve.”
Fernandez advises choosing a game “ that exercises a core brain-based capacity ... that is relevant to real-life outcomes.” For example, in his list of the “ Top 50 Brain Teasers and Games” that his readers have enjoyed the most, is a set of five exercises that are intended to improve one’s ability to keep information current for a short period while using the information. Hmmm ... I suspect it’s easier said than done.