Sudoku is more intellectual game lovers. But it is not merely a pastime, a recent study gave the evidence that Sudoku has a positive impact on the health of the brain.
Sudoku is a Japanese word (Sudoku) means “single number”. Sudoku includes a puzzle to be arranged in a logical numbers given in a combination of 81 boxes divided into nine rows and nine columns. This game originated from America, originally called Number Place name but later was renamed Sudoku, and very popular in many countries around the world. In a country like Japan, which especially all Sudoku puzzles are drawing and handwriting.
According to a recent study, in addition to help relieve the effects of stress, Sudoku helps significantly improve brain health, too.
Sudoku helps rejuvenate the brain
A research program called PROTECT was done with the participation of 19,100 people over 50 years old to check the connection between intellectual games and brain health. The study results are published in the journal International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry (International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry).
Those over age 50 when the study participants will play several different games such as Sudoku or crossword game. Results showed that playing these games improves intellectual brain function in middle-aged and older people.
Scientists conducted the collection and analysis of data from 19,100 participants about how often they play games like Sudoku or crossword. Then, the study participants will perform a number of tests on the ability to pay attention, memory and reasoning ability. The experts found that the participants as Sudoku or crossword regularly are more likely to perform better tests.
Also, people who play games crossword or Sudoku also has brain 10 years younger than their actual age. Specifically, in a test of short-term memory, the crossword game with brain works fine equivalent to those younger than 10 years of age. Sudoku and crossword also markedly improves the ability to test the players, both in terms of speed as well as accuracy.
Not enough research to conclude games like Sudoku or crossword help reduce the risk of dementia in the future. However, since there has been convincing evidence of that play intellectual games will somewhat improve and rejuvenate the brain’s function.
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In the case of patients suffering from acute memory loss, cancer grows so fast, the cognitive power of the brain is difficult to slow down this process. However, for patients with dementia as slower progression of Alzheimer’s disease, the strengthening awareness of brain may help slow the progression of the disease.
Intellectual games such as Sudoku, crossword and exercises will help strengthen brain cognitive abilities of the brain, like exercise for the brain.
You should try to learn a new language, or start a new interests such as gardening, cycling, playing instruments … Any way to challenge the brain will mobilize many areas of the brain involved in problem solving. Thus, you can feel the cognitive function of the brain is rejuvenated a surprising way.