Brainteasers, riddles, puzzles! Our brain just can't get enough of it. That little dose of dopamine which gives us bliss on self-accomplishment is what keeps us going. Our brain is quite a trickster but something which most of us don't know that it can be tricked too! You can play smart and make your brain function in a better way.
The curious nature of man is innate. It is irrespective of our caste or colour that we always proceed towards our pursuit of answers. It makes a little difference whether you solve a Sudoku or sail through a bunch of puzzles, at the end it is your logic that get chiselled and your aptitude that strengthens. Our brain is a lot more similar to our muscles. If you do not use certain areas of the brain like logic, reasoning: they start gaining rust, or the brain's neural networks in those areas become less severely triggered to make you a quick solution seeker.
Riddles and brainteasers make our brain function in a very interesting manner. Our neural networks constantly connect and reconnect in an infinite number of ways trying to pin in on a particular solution. A simple Sudoku puzzle triggers your brain to a million of neural connections that stimulate the reasoning part of your gray matter.
Another part of our brain that gets refreshed with solving riddles is the 'Logical Reasoning' part. Working upon tangible, measurable, achievable time bounded problems bends our mind towards a better logical approach which stays with us to be used in our everyday life. Logical stimulation makes us see things in a completely different way, far different from the obsolete banal methods of solving problems that we might have picked out of habit.
1 Cat saw 6 Dogs while going to Sea. Each Dog saw 2 monkeys going to Sea. Each monkey holds 1 bird in his hand. How many animals are going towards Sea?
It is the 'how to-s' and 'what to-s' that define clear goals in front of our vision. It intrigues a smart process of achieving our goal by the implication of pure logic and sheer sense. Systematic planning helps individuals achieve their aim in an orderly fashion without hassling with facts and intuitions in a haphazard manner.
In today's absolutely improvising and fast paced world, it is impossible to lack behind in terms of logic and reasoning. It is logic that invents what's not there and updates what's already there.
Riddles have such a long lasting and immense effect on the power of our brains that solving them on a daily basis can actually turn out to be a great brain-exercise. Not only do they sharpen our memory but also improve the functionality of our brain. All those cobwebs getting dust at the back of your head can finally get a sweep with a regular dose of simple brain intriguing sessions of riddles and puzzles. Once our brain starts deriving inferences from what's around us we get the ability to appreciate life on an entirely new level; not only logically but also emotionally. With clear thinking, sorted solutions at the back of your mind and a rejuvenated vision, every day can turn out to be an exciting chapter in your life!