This lockdown is giving us plenty of time to read about mysteries and legends. We also have time to do riddles, brain teasers and puzzles. These can really show us that things doesn’t look the way they really are.
John Krantz is a sensory psychologist at Hanover College in Indiana. He has the perfect explanation for this.
“Our sensory systems are amazing. We think we’re taking in the world as it is and missing all the complexity behind what it takes to make that happen.”
A sensory system is actually part of the nervous system that processes sensory information. It consists of sensory receptors, neural pathways and paths of the brain engaged in sensory perception.
Science has recognized the sensory systems for vision, hearing, somatic sensation, taste and olfaction. It has identified receptive fields for isual system, auditory system and somatosensory system.
Working on puzzles has great impact on your brain skills. It boost your memory and improves your productivity. Puzzles help you solve problems easily, and they also enhance your visual-spatial reasoning.
Research has shown that those who solve puzzles have a higher IQ and a lower risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s. It turns out that puzzles can actually help you cope with stress and bad mood.
Visual puzzles are special. There’s something interesting about them, and many would agree that they are quite challenging.
Take a look at this photo. What do you see? It’s a photo of an empty park with a shady tree and a bench. Can you see the dog? No? Most of people can’t see it.
Can you find the dog? It took me 10 minutes 😂😍 pic.twitter.com/1FgaIRwDsH
— Muddy Paw Co 🐾🐾 (@muddypaw_co) April 11, 2020
Take another look.
Can’t find it?
Here’s a crop photo.
Still can’t find it?
We have circled the pup for you.
There you go. You’re welcome!