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Video Games Are Good for You

Here are a few of my favorite casual but addictive flash games you can play, and feel good that you are getting a mental workout while being entertained at the same time.

1. Crazy Cube

crazy cube
Crazy Cube looks like a Rubik’s Cube, but the gameplay is completely different. Link every pair of like colored markers, the squares cannot be linked diagonally, black cells are blocked. Earn bonus points for speed. | Play Crazy Cube

2. Xraye

Xraye Game
Guide Raye through all 14 levels – sounds easy, eh? | Play Xraye

3. Tangram Puzzle Challenge

Tangram Puzzle Game
In this ancient puzzle game the object is to arrange four tiles to form the shape that is given to you. Can you make it through all the levels? | Play The Tangram Puzzle Challenge

Can Video Game Improve our Minds?

The American Psychological Association (APA) released the report “Playing Video Games Offers Learning Across Lifespan — Skills Transfer to Classroom, Surgical Procedures, Scientific Thinking”.

You can read the press release here, and also checkout GamePolitic.com’s post and related discussion in the comments.

Related:

Q. What do Juggling, Sex & Coffee all have in common (besides being awesome)?
A. They all are ways to improve your brainpower.

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Auditory Illusions

Ever hear of holophonic sound?
Now you have.

It’s a special kind of sound recording that mimics the human ear in such a way that playback is extremely realistic. Hard to explain, it’s better to have a listen for yourself. Click here and play the “virtual haircut” recording. Remember to listen using headphones — speakers don’t work.

If you are interested in learning how this works check out the WikiPedia Article on Holophonics and Binaural recording.

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