Science of Mystery: 5 ways puzzle-solving Boosts Your Brain 

  1. Cognitive Stimulation. Whether you’re crossing off crosswords, sudokus, or jigsaws, puzzles require mental engagement. Regularly exposing yourself to these challenges keeps the cobwebs out of the closet.
  2. Memory Improvement: Exercising the short-term memory muscles required to solve mysteries enhances your mental skills to retain and retrieve new information.
  3. Problem-Solving Skills: Mysteries present problems that require creative solutions. By regularly working on problem-solving, these skills develop, and you can more confidently tackle similar problems when they present themselves in the real world.
  4. Stress Reduction: the joy mysteries bring to our life can be a great stress-reliever, allowing us to focus on a fun diversion that reinstills creativity and playfulness.
  5. Teaches us creativity: The practice of losing oneself in any puzzle or mystery is to let your adult-brain take a breath, and remind it of the joy found in a simple game. 

Andre Baronov

Highlights

  • The St. Valentine's Day Massacre Site
  • The famous alleyway from a legendary crime
  • The haunted Chicago theatre

And a whole lot more!