Our mission is to regularly bring out new and exciting content for our users. With that in mind, we are excited to showcase another of our newest brain games: Penguin Explorer. Whether you’re combating the summer heat or nestled beside a winter fire, you’ll be quite entertained. And all while training your Spacial Perception ability!
ABOUT PENGUIN EXPLORER
Penguin Explorer is a great way to exercise and challenge your brain. And all you need to do is help our cute little penguin do one thing. He needs to slide his way along the grid and push all the snow away.
The aim might sound simple – moving all the white powder away. However, you must move the little guy as quickly as possible while avoiding obstacles along the way!
And, as the game progresses, the maps get bigger and more complex. You’ll have to keep your wits about you if you want to clear the board before time runs out.
THE SCIENCE BEHIND PENGUIN EXPLORER
This exciting game is based on popular maze-like puzzles. But did you know they have a long history dating back over 50 years?
CogniFit’s team of designers developed Penguin Explorer as a fun twist on this popular genre and created something special. It not only challenges your special perception like typical maze games but also flexes inhibition and planning cognitive abilities.
Let’s take a look at these important cognitive abilities that Penguin Explorer helps stimulate:
Spatial perception is the ability to be aware of your relationships with the environment around you (exteroceptive processes) and with yourself (interoceptive processes).
The first process (exteroceptive) creates representations about our “space” through feelings. Second, our interoceptive processes create representations about our bodies. Such as its position or orientation.
“Space” is what surrounds us: objects, elements, people, etc. It also makes up part of our thinking and “joins” all of our experiences. In order to get proper information about the characteristics of our surroundings, we use these two vital systems.
Inhibition is one of our most used cognitive functions. It is how the brain corrects behavior. Also, this is what helps us to stay quiet when we know we shouldn’t say something. It helps us stay quiet when we are in class. Or allows us to resist road rage when someone merges into our lane without using their blinker. When we’re bored from work, Inhibition makes us stay on track.
This ability allows you to react to unforeseen or risky situations safely and quickly. Well-developed inhibition or inhibitory control can help improve behavior. This makes it possible to perform better academically, at work, on the road, and with friends.
This ability is a fundamental cognitive skill that forms part of our “Executive Functions”.
It’s what allows us to “think about the future”. It lets us mentally anticipate the right way to carry out a task or reach a specific goal. It’s the mental process that allows us to choose the necessary actions to reach a goal, decide the right order, assign each task to the proper cognitive resources, and establish a plan of action.
HOW TO PLAY PENGUIN EXPLORER
Penguin Explorer is a deceptively simple puzzle game. Move the penguin up, down, left, or right along the paths. As he slides, he will clear snow from each tile he crosses.
But even penguins, who live in the ice and snow, have trouble stopping on the ice. Each time you move, the penguin will travel along the path until they run into a wall. So, be careful to not sent him into one of the many obstacles on the board!
Try to clear the board as quickly as possible and collect treasures along the way for bonus points!
Playing games like CogniFit’s Penguin Explorer stimulates a specific neural activation pattern. Repeatedly playing and consistently training this pattern helps neural circuits reorganize and recover weakened or damaged cognitive functions.
Now seems like a perfect time to play this fun and exciting puzzle game! And, if you have any comments or suggestions, give us a shout on one of our many social media channels.