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  • Contact William Armstrong
    reach us is by e mail at Please include the name of one of our plays in the subject line of your e mail so we won t mistake your message for spam US Mail William Armstrong 39864 Golfers Drive

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  • Brain Functions in Brain Trainer by William Armstrong
    the right hemisphere right brain There are also full brain functions that seem to work across both sides See Science and the Brain for more about current findings Left brain functions tend to be verbal logical rational and detail oriented Right brain fuctions lean toward the visual creative subjective and seeing the big picture Full brain skills involve memory focus association and learning A complete brain workout program would seem to include exercising all of these areas Any exercise program must be fun to keep my interest That s where puzzles come in Using my left brain I ll start by analyzing and listing the various brain functions Left Brain Right Brain Logical Sequential Lateral Thinking Rational Intuitive Objective Subjective Analysis Synthesis Details Big Picture Exact Calculations Quick Approximation Lists Plans Story Fantasy Rules Procedures Creative Spelling Vocabulary Visualizing Control Pattern Recognition Language Verbal Skills Images Symbols Full Brain Facillities Memory Recall Focus Association Learning Speed Quick Thinking The icons are shorthand symbols that are displayed in the book after each puzzle s title to suggest which functions that particular puzzle addresses If you find that you gravitate toward the left brain functions I d suggest that you make an effort to work on right brain functions too The object is to get a balanced workout We don t want either side of our brains to get weak Be sure to throw in some full brain facillities as well How do these functions of the mind relate to the puzzles Visual thinking is exercised in mazes rebuses and many children s puzzles Verbal skill and its relative spelling are emphasized in riddles rebuses codes and crosswords Logical and lateral thinking are needed for almost every kind of puzzle Math and science puzzles often rely on exact calculations and quick approximations

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  • Links from Brain Trainer by William Armstrong
    Games Magazine s Rebus Cartoons Chicago Playboy Enterprises Inc 1981 1986 This is out of print Games Magazine s Wacky Wordies Chicago Playboy Enterprises Inc 1979 1986 This is out of print Loyd Sam Sam Loyd s Best Picture Puzzles Mineola New York Dover 2005 See Dover Books Richards Karen C Alan Stillson Bernardo Recamán Santos et al Brainteasers 195 Puzzles to Keep You Sharp New York Sterling Innovation 2002 This is out of print but available at some libraries and used book sources Stickels Terry Trip Payne Mark Zegarelli Michael Rios Burt Hochberg and Helene Hovanec Classic Shrewd Challenges New York Main Street 2005 Everything s a Puzzle New York Unicorn Books Inc 1953 This is out of print Rebus puzzles they call pictograms at www puzzlesoup com Some of Terry Stickels Frame Games at www puzz com stickelsframegames html Fun with words rebus puzzles at www fun with words com rebus puzzles html National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences at kids niehs nih gov braintpics htm New challenging puzzles at www smart kit com scategory brain teasers rebus puzzles Rebus puzzles at Printable Thinkable Fun at www wuzzlesandpuzzles com wuzzles Disguised Writing Bibliography and Internet Links Gardner Martin Codes Ciphers and Secret Writing New York Pocket Books 1974 See Barnes Noble Zim Herbert S Codes Secret Writing New York Scholastic Book Services 1970 This is out of print but available at some libraries and used book sources Smith Robert W L Dictionary of English Word Roots Totowa New Jersey Littlefield Adams Co 1966 This is out of print but available at some libraries and used book sources Bergerson Howard W Palindromes and Anagrams New York Dover Publications Inc 1973 See Google Books Arnold Henri Bob Lee and Mike Argiron Jumbo Jumble A Big Book for Big Fans Chicago Triumph Books 1998 Available at many booksellers Internet Anagram Server a wonderful resource for anagrams at www wordsmith org anagram index html Links to many cryptograms Many are too short to be fair See www puzz com cryptos html Math and Science Puzzles Bibliography and Internet Links Dudeney Henry Ernest The Canterbury Puzzles 1907 Available online at Project Gutenburg USA Dudeney Henry Ernest Amusements in Mathematics 1917 Available online at Project Gutenburg USA Gardner Martin The 2nd Scientific American Book of Mathematical Puzzles Diversions New York Simon and Schuster 1961 Available at many booksellers Kordemsky Boris A The Moscow Puzzles New York Dover 1972 See Dover Books Loyd Sam The Sam Loyd Cyclopedia of Puzzles 1914 Available online at www mathpuzzle com loyd Miller Julius Sumner Miller Grams II Garden City New York Doubleday 1970 This is out of print but available at some libraries and used book sources Mott Smith Geoffrey Mathematical Puzzles for Beginners and Enthusiasts New York Dover 1954 See DownArchive Webster David Brain Boosters Garden City New York The Natural History Press 1966 This is out of print but available at some libraries and used book sources Rod Pierce s Math Is Fun puzzles at www

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  • About Brain Trainer and William Armstrong
    the Man Except when he s writing William Armstrong generally goes by the name Bill He is 62 years old and he has looked 60 years old since he was 25 But he has felt 25 since he was 18 Go figure He loves puzzles and humor and he sometimes combines the two Bill is definitely over educated three degrees from major colleges I guess you d call that getting the third degree plus thousands of continuing education hours since graduation In addition to his primary profession as a computer guy he has taught high school extension classes and the Dale Carnegie Course He became a Certified Public Accountant in 1977 He was certified at the Fellow level in Production and Inventory Management in 1978 He has been certifiable ever since Click here for all sorts of ordering options Community theater is one of Bill s interests He is an award winning playwright award winning actor award winning costume designer there s a funny story about how that happened and a non award winning director He has written some musical plays GLAMA is a full length original musical you can read on this site He has also written award winning

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  • Reasons to Buy Brain Trainer by William Armstrong
    to write comments like Terrific and Brilliant A great Christmas stocking stuffer for fairly large stockings only A sharp mind helps us enjoy life Give thanks that you have a clear clever mind All the pictures in the book make it worth about 200 000 words Gift giving made easy Keep your brain warm on those winter nights Make a resolution to exercise your brain Good puzzle solvers score higher on IQ and SAT tests Don t like math There are seven other chapters to enjoy The puzzle fans in your life constantly need new challenges The riddle chapter alone is worth the price of the book A Valentine puzzle and a George Washington puzzle make for a perfect February Buy a copy for your local library Raise your community s puzzle IQ Aren t you curious how I could have seven tips for solving word search puzzles Most of the children s puzzles are tough enough for adults to enjoy Short humorous stories begin each chapter Learning tips and secrets builds your confidence Learn the puzzle masters secret handshake April Fool No handshake Tremendous variety something for everyone Solving a difficult puzzle is an exhilarating experience There are about as many pictures as there are pages Keeping brain cells active keeps you sharp and young Puzzles like Mom would create if she were a puzzle expert with a sadistic streak Balance it on your head Use it to practice your posture A terrific graduation gift You ll appreciate the step by step answers and explanations Someone you know would love this book Take the book on summer vacation Solve puzzles that have caused you trouble in the past The challenger puzzles will knock your socks off Buy American even if you re Canadian Summer days are longer more time to solve Exercise your brain but don t forget to stay hydrated When it s too hot to work out exercise your mind When the Olympic TV coverage gets slow do puzzles The book has some gold medal challenges Keep using your brain and avoid future atrophy Politics are for arguing puzzles are for solving Solution techniques can be used in everyday tasks Have a great Labor Day solving puzzles Right thinking helps you make healthy decisions Your brain needs a wide variety of puzzles Work puzzles as you mute campaign commercials Don t let someone stump you with a puzzle Discover America in some of these interesting puzzles Learn how to work puzzles that seemed way too hard in the past Order the book before the new politicians raise taxes This book is so good it s scary Leaves may be falling but your IQ is rising A great gift for the puzzler solver in your life Give thanks that you have a brilliant mind Get it before the Mayan calendar ends It s not like any other puzzle book Just for the fun of it Wouldn t you rather have puzzles than fruitcake Hours of solving fun when

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  • Brain Trainer by William Armstrong
    and download it now Perplexercises ebook Buy the ebook version PDF file for only 4 99 and download it now What are the advantages and disadvantages of ebooks over paper Advantages Paperback versions are no longer available No mail delays download it now Color illustrations Point and click links to hints and answers You get a huge discount over the cost of the printed book Text and pictures are resizable

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