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90% Of People Couldn’t Spot The Mistake Here! But Can You?

Almost no one can correctly solve this simple puzzle. Do you think you have what it takes? All you have to do is find one mistake in the image below. If you can find it in under 15 seconds, you are smarter than 90% of the people who tried this test.

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Solving puzzles like these are actually quite beneficial for your brain. Referred to as ‘brain games,’ specific types of puzzles that stimulate the brain can help you in a number of ways. Today’s challenge falls into that category of brain games. If you spend just 15 minutes a day playing these kinds of games, your brain will reap the rewards.

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Brain Games Boost Brainpower

If you want to be smarter and keep your brain healthy, these games can help! In fact, several studies have been done on the effects of strengthening the brain through games.

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While improving your physical fitness aids your brain, so too does improving mental fitness, and experts say it’s never too early—or late—to start a brain fitness regimen to stay sharp into old age. Brain health is something that needs to be on everybody’s radar, because while your brain is technically an organ, it’s similar to the other muscles in your body: If you don’t use it, you’ll lose it.

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As you age, your cognitive skills tend to decline,” says Nicole M. Avena, Ph.D., assistant professor of neuroscience at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City and visiting professor of health psychology at Princeton University in Princeton, N.J. She says natural signs of mental aging can often include having a weaker memory or hand-eye coordination compared to when you were younger.

Surprisingly, these changes start happening as early as your 20s. “Almost every aspect of your ability to remember, tend to things and process information quickly declines,” Seitz says. 

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So, if you want to keep your brain healthy and young, and prevent brain aging, play some games! Puzzles, riddles, and games are the easiest way to keep your mental edges sharp. Plus, it’s great fun!

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Can you Spot the Mistake

We are going to show you an image, and all you have to do is find the mistake. Somewhere in the image, there is an error. Start your timer, and remember, you only have 15 seconds to correctly identify the mistake. Good luck!

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Looking at the image above, we can see a series of numbers. Each set of numbers has four numerals within it. All you have to do is find the mistake in 15 seconds or less. Have you found it yet?

If you need some more time, that’s okay. Just be sure to keep track of how long it takes you to spot the mistake. The longer you wait, the more practice your brain needs to stay sharp. Thankfully, we will leave a selection of logic puzzles at the end of this article. You can practice with them, and boost your brainpower!

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Solution

Ready for us to reveal the solution to today’s challenge? Great! Hopefully, you were able to solve it correctly in the allotted time. What was your answer?

If you noticed there was something a little off about the zeros, you are correct! One of the zeros was actually an “O.”

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Thanks for playing today’s brain game! Take a look at the ones we have below if you want an extra challenge.

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Jade Small
Freelance Writer
Jade is a freelance writer and content creator from South Africa with over 7 years of experience writing and creating. She's also a proud single mom to a super 13-year-old boy.
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