Let’s Hear it For Puzzles

Did you know puzzles have been around since at least 1700 BCE?  Archaeologists have found puzzle jugs in Cyprus dating back to that long-ago era.  Most of us have probably never played with a puzzle jug, but even the ubiquitous jigsaw puzzle has been here since 1767.  Crossword puzzles got a later start in 1913, and the Rubik’s Cube debuted in 1974. Whether you solve puzzles with pen and paper, with friends, or with your keen mental strength, puzzles have a lot to offer our brain.  Check out these 7 benefits including the growth of new brain connections, and the ability to better formulate and test theories.

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