Studies have shown that "mental aerobics", such as solving crossword puzzles, are an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Exercising the brain helps stave off senility and improves memory. But, can they actually help increase your IQ? So far, 85% of responders believe they do.
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- I believe in use it or lose it. when we recognize words rather than read them we can do it faster. we see this with young children and spelling list. I tell them they must program their computer [their brain]
- —Guest annie
- yes it teaches u how to think n that boosts creativity
- —Guest puzzler
- Crossword puzzles expand your vocabulary. I have learned MANY new words doing them.
- —Guest plclemo
- You must be smart BEFORE solving puzzles, but WORKING on puzzles develops your brain and memory and of course is entertining.
- —Guest wtmac
- You may not become smarter, but you do learn more, especially if your mind is a trivia trap!
- —Guest Carolyn
Like With Most Parts Of Our Body...
- use it or lose it and using it strenthens it.
--I don't feel smart finishing a crossword, I feel stupid when I can't. lol
can solving puzzles make you smarter?
- for me, yes it does and helps reinforce what I already know. Lot of the crosswords I do, and if I am stumped on the spelling of the word I do look it up.
- After many years of doing all kinds of puzzles and word games, I am definitely smarter. I know what an erne and an anoa are ;( Actually, I'm not sure if they make you smarter but they do exercise the brain and that has to be a good thing, right?