Wednesday, August 29, 2007

3 more fun ways to increase your IQ!

Musical Prodigy

Most people have heard, in one shape or another, of the theory that listening to Mozart increases your IQ (although one piece of Mozart's work triggered seizures in epileptics!!). Specifically it is said to increase spatial awareness, the part of the brain that deals with spacial areas and directions. While this is generally believed to be true, it has been found that the increase in that specific part of the brain is only to the tune of 3 or 4 IQ points.

Instead, throw your CD collection out the window and clean out your MP3 folder and entirely replace your music collection with genres you have never entertained before. If you're into Rock, try Rap music. If you're a Jazz-man, switch to Blues. Mix it up and try all those weird genres you thought you'd never like -Yes, even Techno and Country & Western!. This prompts creative parts of the brain since you are experiencing new feelings (music is all about emotional reaction and connects with our feelings).

Poker genius

Ever heard the term Poker genius? That's because many of the top players are genuinely genius. Poker, especially Texas Holdem' is a game of skill, calculation, manipulation and a bit of luck thrown in for good measure. Poker, like chess, forces you to juggle many different possibilities and outcomes in your mind at once. Unlike chess though, it also requires the ability to read other players, determine bluffs and pick up body language, and do it all while not revealing any information about yourself.
Oh, and did I mention it's great fun?

Gamer Guru

"Computer games don't affect kids, I mean if Pac man affected us as kids, we'd all be running around in darkened rooms, munching pills and listening to repetitive music."

Many computer games have been proven to increase proficiency in visual tasks and hand-to-eye coordination and many sections of the U.S. military are given training on popular computer games. As little as an hour of fragging a day for 10 days can wield significant results and improve motor functions.

So racking up a few kills may equate to racking up a few IQ points!

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