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Study: Brain Games Give Cognitive Boost

At last, there is scientific proof that it's possible to boost generalized cognitive performance with specific training, in this case web-based brain games. For years, we've heard first that we should keep sharp by doing crossword puzzles…

Another Puzzle Billboard

After I finished my last post, Puzzling Billboards, I ran across what might be an even better example of a billboard that cleverly invokes the "aha!" phenomenon and possibly the neuromarketing reward mechanism I described in Marketing to…

Puzzling Billboards

In past posts like Puzzles Boost Brand Recognition and Marketing to the Infovore, I discussed how letting a viewer solve a little puzzle might provide a little reward in the brain and help the viewer remember the product or the brand. My…

Puzzles Boost Brand Recognition

The Revelation Effect. If you've ever solved word puzzles, such as anagrams in which one must unscramble letters to form a word, you've probably experienced the little "aha!" rush when you solve one. An interesting article in the Journal of…