doing certain puzzles you will be calling on different properties
of mind, i.e. logical sequential processes or, conversely, pattern
recognition. Logical sequential thinking processes are generally
thought to tap the resources of the left brain. These require following
a definite sequence of logical steps that will eventually lead to
the solution. Word puzzles also tap the left brain since language
is thought to be dominant here. Words are sequential symbols that
Pattern recognition, on the other hand, utilizes the ability to
see an entire picture, a gestalt. When accomplished, similarities
or patterns hidden within the picture are seen. This utilizes the
right brain's ability to use an holistic approach to processing
information. What we are offering is a weekly set of puzzles, with
daily challenges to both the right and left brain. We feel that
science has proven that daily mental challenges such as these will
stimulate new neural pathways, open the mind and be fun in the process.
It doesn't matter if you are unable to solve the puzzles initially.
Just ponder the puzzles that look impossible, and you will be opening
neural pathways that weren't there before. As you continue to ponder,
new kinds of thought processes begin to surface that will enable
you to ultimately solve the puzzle. If certain puzzles turn you
off because they look too hard, this is only because you have not
learned to think in the way that would easily see the solution.
This is the purpose of the Enchanted Mind site, to exercise the
mind to perceiving new ways of thinking and open it to whatever
challenge presents itself. These problem solving techniques can
be applied in every area of your life.