Needle in the haystack

Needle in the haystack

Whether you’ve been away from work or you’ve become bored in your newfound home office, this time spent away from our pre-lockdown lives may have taken its toll on the old grey matter. Why not put your brain to the test and see if you’re still as sharp as the needle you must find in this haystack brain teaser?

Most people manage to find the white needle in under 5 minutes, but the record is just 30 seconds! Do you think you have what it takes to be the new record holder? Give it a go!

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If you’re finding this a little difficult here’s a clue. Look in the bottom left-hand corner of the image.

Still can’t spot it? Scroll down to see the answer.

You may think a 9am coffee is a sure-fire way to strengthen your memory, increase your problem-solving skills and boost your personal productivity but actually, solving puzzles are a fantastic way to get your brain in gear for the day ahead.

The brain is a muscle which, just like any other muscle in the body, is essential to exercise to keep it healthy. Studies have shown that all parts of your brain need to be stimulated to prevent it from weakening over time. Don’t panic, it’s not as difficult as it sounds. A good way to exercise your brain is by doing puzzles. Puzzle solving is a cognitive activity which stimulates the brain and keeps it in tip top shape.

Research states that older generations who keep their brain active, through activities like jigsaws and puzzles, can be up to 2.6 times less likely to develop ailments that are associated with becoming older like Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Other studies have gone as far as to suggest that when it comes to skills such as reasoning and processing, staying mentally active can keep a more mature persons brain functioning up to 10-years younger!

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