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What are the benefits of jigsaw puzzles?
May 22, 2012 12:58AM
they are a great pass time and they relive boredom.
~ Jigsaw puzzles create literal connections between the right and left brain, as well as between individual brain cells, which increases our ability to learn
~ Several large scale studies (the most notable being the MacArthur Study) found that people who participate in leisure time activities such as jigsaw puzzles have a better quality of life, longer life expectancy and decreased incidence of such brain illnesses as dementia, memory loss and most notably, Alzheimer's Disease. USA Today published a study on jigsaw puzzles and how they can cut your chances of getting Alzheimer's Disease by almost a third!.
~ Successfully piecing a puzzle together, even just placing one piece successfully, encourages the production of dopamine, a brain chemical that improves learning and memory
~ Jigsaw puzzles are proven to help children develop hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills and help prepare children for reading
~ Jigsaw puzzles engage both the left and right brain simultaneously. Doing this allows us to move from a Beta state, the waking mind, to an Alpha state, the same mental state experienced when dreaming. This is a powerful state of meditation where our subconcious is accessed, and is often used by Olympic athletes, in conjunction with visualization, to increase performance. Combining this powerfully creative state of mind with positive images and affirmations allows for positive transformation at deep levels.
these puzzles are great fun and keeps your mind active