Mental Gymnastics

Mental Gymnastics

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This post is a [tippy title ="little different from my usual ones" header=“off”] いつもとちょっと違う[/tippy], but I thought you might enjoy these [tippy title ="puzzles" header=“off”] パズル 〔知的能力を試す遊びの〕 [/tippy] as much as I did. Before you begin you may want to [tippy title ="go over the vocabulary" header=“off”] 語彙リストに目を通す[/tippy] in the list below. Also, please try these without writing anything down or looking at the transcript. [tippy title ="It's more of a challenge" header=“off”] よりやりがいがある[/tippy] [tippy title ="that way" header=“off”] その方が[/tippy].

Are you ready? Let’s begin. We will start with an easy one.

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Imagine the letter D—a capital D. OK, do you see it [tippy title ="floating" header=“off”] 浮いている[/tippy] there in space in front of you? Next, rotate that D counterclockwise 90 degrees. All right, let’s continue. Now imagine a capital J. Place the J under the D. The top of the J is touching the bottom of the D.

What do you see?
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D and J[/expandsub2]
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Are you ready? Please imagine a capital B this time. OK, now rotate it counterclockwise 90 degrees. It should be lying on its back now. Next, imagine a capital V. Please place the V under the B so that they are touching. There should be only one horizontal line in the image. Please erase that horizontal line.

What do you see?
[expandsub2 title="" tag="div"]B and V[/expandsub2]
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Please imagine a capital letter D. Next, rotate it 90 degrees clockwise. Now, imagine a number 4. Place the number 4 on top of the horizontal line of the D. Erase the right part of the horizontal line of the number 4.

What do you see?
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Imagine a capital B. Next flip it horizontally. Now, imagine another capital B. Put the two B’s back to back. Next, imagine a small v. Put the small v on top of the two B’s in the middle. After that, put two small o’s on the top of the v.

What do you see?
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Imagine a big circle. Next, imagine a capital L. The L is a little less than half the height of the circle. Place the L in the circle. The bottom left of the L should be at the center of the circle.

What time is it? (That’s a big hint.)
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L and O[/expandsub2]
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This post is a little different from my usual ones, but I thought you might enjoy these puzzles as much as I did. Before you begin you may want to go over the vocabulary in the list below. Also, please try these without writing anything down or looking at the transcript. It’s more of a challenge that way.

Are you ready? Let’s begin. We will start with an easy one.

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Imagine the letter D—a capital D. OK, do you see it floating there in space in front of you? Next, rotate that D counterclockwise 90 degrees. All right, let’s continue. Now imagine a capital J. Place the J under the D. The top of the J is touching the bottom of the D.

What do you see?
[expandsub2 title="" tag="div"]D and J[/expandsub2]
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Are you ready? Please imagine a capital B this time. OK, now rotate it counterclockwise 90 degrees. It should be lying on its back now. Next, imagine a capital V. Please place the V under the B so that they are touching. There should be only one horizontal line in the image. Please erase that horizontal line.

What do you see?
[expandsub2 title="" tag="div"]B and V[/expandsub2]
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Please imagine a capital letter D. Next, rotate it 90 degrees clockwise. Now, imagine a number 4. Place the number 4 on top of the horizontal line of the D. Erase the right part of the horizontal line of the number 4.

What do you see?
[expandsub2 title="" tag="div"]D and 4[/expandsub2]
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Imagine a capital B. Next flip it horizontally. Now, imagine another capital B. Put the two B’s back to back. Next, imagine a small v. Put the small v on top of the two B’s in the middle. After that, put two small o’s on the top of the v.

What do you see?
[expandsub2 title="" tag="div"]B B and V[/expandsub2]
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Imagine a big circle. Next, imagine a capital L. The L is a little less than half the height of the circle. Place the L in the circle. The bottom left of the L should be at the center of the circle.

What time is it? (That’s a big hint.)
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L and O[/expandsub2]
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Imagine a capital D

Imagine a small d

clockwise

counterclockwise

pointing up down

vertically

Horizontally

Back to back

horizontal

vertical

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Delay Dementia By Five Years!

Multilingual Brain Keeps Dementia at Bay

Delay Dementia slowDelay Dementia fast

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[tippy title ="If you are reading this article" header=“off”] 今この記事を読んでいたら[/tippy] and it is not in [tippy title ="your native language" header=“off”] 自分の母国語[/tippy], then [tippy title ="you may be on the road to" header=“off”] 〜への道を歩んでいるかもしれない[/tippy] [tippy title ="a healthier brain" header=“off”] より健康な脳[/tippy]. [tippy title ="According to new research " header=“off”], 新しい研究によると[/tippy] …

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English 日本語
Delay Dementia By Five Years! 認知症を5年間遅らせる
If you are reading this article 今この記事を読んでいたら
your native language 自分の母国語
you may be on the road to 〜への道を歩んでいるかもしれない
a healthier brain より健康な脳
According to new research 新しい研究によると

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If you are reading this article and it is not in your native language, then you may be on the road to a healthier brain. According to new research learning to speak another language can delay the onset of dementia by five years.

The research was carried out in a multilingual area of India. There, researchers analyzed the records of more than 600 patients to find out at what age dementia set in. Over half of the patients were multilingual. They discovered that the onset of dementia was much later for the multilingual patients. The results were not affected by factors like education level, gender or economic level.

The researchers theorize that bilingual activities require the brain to be in a state of attention. This intense brain activity somehow keeps dementia at bay. They are not sure if other similar intense brain activities such as learning a musical instrument or doing puzzles would have a similar effect.

I hope this gives you one more good reason to keep up your English studies.

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