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Duden Allgemeinbildung - Gehirntraining Logisches Denken, Intelligenz, Gedächtnis, Kreativität verbes

Duden Allgemeinbildung - Gehirntraining Logisches Denken, Intelligenz, Gedächtnis, Kreativität verbes

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Preface

The PISA studies not only documented a rather dismal state of education among German students but also revealed a concerning lack of mathematical and scientific thinking as well as linguistic competence. The situation often looks hardly better among those who have already left school. There is not only a lack of factual knowledge but also a lack of transfer skills—the understanding of learned material and the targeted logical connection, application, and implementation of acquired knowledge. Mere rote learning is not enough to succeed in our increasingly complex society and be successful in the long run. Only those who think structurally and possess transfer skills can apply and implement their knowledge effectively.

The reasons for these deficits in thinking ability, even among above-average intelligent individuals, are varied: lack of thinking training and insufficient challenges are part of it, but one of the most important causes might be the frequently missing (or no longer existing) joy of thinking. Why calculate by oneself when a calculator is available?

On the other hand, the number of people seeking a playful intellectual challenge seems to be increasing. How else could one explain the Sudoku fever that has been sweeping our country since 2005? The success of Sudokus suggests that apparently, more and more people enjoy logical puzzles and keep themselves mentally fit with them. Indeed, the performance of our brains—like that of many other organs in the human body—can be improved through training. And the approximately 320 puzzles and problems of various types and difficulty levels in this book should be understood as training for brain performance, requiring practical, visual, linguistic, and mathematical intelligence for their solutions.

These are not tasks that can be used to specifically prepare for an IQ test, nor is it brain jogging with the same type of question over and over again. Our tasks are more like decathlon training in the field of mental sports, with individual disciplines demanding and promoting concentration and perception, and thus memory, creativity, and logical thinking, ultimately improving the brain's performance. Above all, however, dealing with tricky puzzles and tasks should be fun