Research has shown that learning new things and stimulating different parts of your brain are important parts of an overall plan to protect yourself from Alzheimer's Disease and other forms of dementia. Along with regular physical exercise, a healthy diet, and social involvement, stimulating your brain is one of the "pillars of brain health." There are a variety of ways to stimulate your brain, including learning to play a musical instrument, learning a new language, or tackling mentally stimulating games. (Ad)
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Although there are a variety of brain game sites on the internet which offer to stimulate your mind, many of the sites, such as Luminosity, charge fees. Consequently, I was very interested when JetPunk contacted me about the free quizzes on their site. Visitors can use the site for free, without giving the site any of their personal information, and challenge themselves in a variety of fields of knowledge. You can also repeat the quizzes as often as you wish, to increase your proficiency. I have tried a couple of the quizzes, and thought they were both challenging and fun.
The site was created by the Hostetler Brothers, Dan and John, in 2008, and it has thousands of quizzes covering a wide range of topics including math, vocabulary, history, geography, and pop culture, to name just a few. Many teachers even use JetPunk to create their own quizzes. You can learn more about JetPunk and how to access the quizzes on their site in the guest post they submitted below:
JetPunk Quizzes Can Stimulate Your Brain
by Judy Hostetler
Looking for a way to challenge your mind or keep up with your grandchildren? JetPunk is a free website that has thousands of quizzes on topics ranging from countries of the world to Harry Potter. I start every morning with this one: https://www.jetpunk.com/quizzes/short-term-memory-test. It only takes a minute or two, and helps to jumpstart my brain. Then, it is on to the general knowledge and vocabulary quizzes. Everyday, there are featured quizzes which may peak your interest.
There is no cost to use the website unless you want to become a premium member. You don’t even need to sign in, although creating an account allows you to keep track of your statistics and turn off the timer. Want to make your own quiz? If you’re registered, you can do that too. Many teachers have created quizzes for their students to use, covering topics such as algebra, biology and history.
Whether you take the quizzes in the privacy of your room, or use them in social gatherings, JetPunk is a fun and challenging way to keep your mind sharp.
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