Who doesn’t love a good brain teaser? The satisfaction you get when you finally solve the problem can be incredibly rewarding. Not only that, but tackling a brain teaser can actually be good for you.
You brain is like any other muscle in your body and reaps the benefit when you push it to its max. Studies suggest that extra mental activity strengthens the connections between the cells in the brain, helping to delay the symptoms of diseases like Alzheimer’s.
To be sure, no study concludes that these exercises are an effective means of preventing Alzheimer’s. But if attempting to tackle one of these brain teasers everyday gives you a couple more years of control of your mental faculties, then we will take it.
This number puzzle is called the ‘Nobs number tree’ and is not as simple as it seems at first. Hint: You definitely don’t want to use any subtraction and the answer is not 15.
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