We are proud to announce our newest brain game, 3D Art Puzzle. A game that is as gorgeous as it is engaging and fun to play while you train some of your most important cognitive abilities!
About the game
The main goal of 3D Art Puzzle is to move a collection of geometric shapes within a 360-degree space until you encounter the image hidden in the shapes. There are many different levels with varying difficulties with increasing complexity of colors and shapes.
But don’t let the simplicity of the game fool you. Though the first few levels present you with collections of shapes that aren’t very complex, consisting of only a handful of shapes and a few colors, the game can become a fun challenge for even the most advanced puzzle master in the later levels!
How to play the game
When you first start each level, you will see what appear to be random shapes of various colors.
But as you move the group of geometric shapes up and down or left and right around a central axis, you may begin to see the image hidden in the shapes.
As you move the shapes and understand how they sit in relation to one another, you may begin to notice patterns in how they are placed which can help you to find the final image.
The science behind the game
3D Art Puzzles is a brain game that requires the user to move an unfamiliar object in a 3D space to discover the image hidden in the shape. This exciting game helps stimulate the cognitive abilities related to Visual Perception, Spatial Perception, and Working Memory.
Visual Perception refers to our ability to interpret the information that we receive from our surroundings through our eyes. This ability to interpret information depends on our particular cognitive processes and prior knowledge. The result of this information being interpreted and received by the brain is what allows us to see, understand, and react to our environment based on visual cues and stimulation.
Being able to read this text might seem like a simple process. We look at the letters and are able to make sense of the words. It seems simple, but it’s actually an extremely complex process that uses a number of brain structures specialized in visual perception and the different sub-components of vision:
- Photoreception: The light rays reach our eyes through the pupils and activate the receptor cells in the retina.
- Transmission and Basic Processing: The signals made by these cells are transmitted through the optic nerve toward the brain. It first goes through the optic chiasma (where the optic nerves cross, making the information received from the right field of vision go to the left hemisphere, and information received from the left field of vision go to the right hemisphere), and is then relayed to the lateral geniculate nucleus of the thalamus.
- Understanding and Responding: Finally, the visual information that our eyes receive is sent to the visual cortex in the occipital lobe where it is decoded by our brain, allowing us to understand the visual information and react to it.
Spatial Perception is the ability to be aware of our relationship to both the environment around us (exteroceptive processes) and with our own physical self (interoceptive processes). While this may all sound quite complex, it really comes down to this: Spatial Perception is what allows us to understand our environment and where we are within it.
Spatial awareness is made up of two processes, the exteroceptive processes, which create representations about our space through feelings, and interoceptive processes, which create representations about our body, such as its position or orientation.
- If you have ever tried parking your car and when you saw a spot wondered “is that spot big enough for my car to fit?”, you were using the exteroceptive process to understand and evaluate your environment.
- If you have ever been walking along the sidewalk and effortlessly walked up a few stairs without really thinking about it, you were using the interoceptive process to understand the position of your feet and raise them at the correct moment.
- If you have ever walked into your kitchen and smashed your little toe on the kitchen table, then you have experienced what it is like when your exteroceptive and interoceptive processes don’t work as well as they should.
Spatial Perception is what allows us to complete complex tasks such as drawing, driving, or playing sports without going outside of the lines.
Working Memory, or operative memory, can be defined as the set of processes that allow us to store and manipulate temporary information and carry out complex cognitive tasks like language comprehension, reading, learning, or reasoning. Working memory is a type of short-term memory. Working memory refers to the ability that allows us to retain the elements that we need in our brain while we carry out a certain task.
Are you ready to test your Perception and Memory skills and stimulate your cognitive abilities?
We hope you enjoy our newest cognitive stimulation brain game and would love to hear your thoughts on this or any of our other games in the comments!
And don’t forget to keep an eye out for the next exciting game, due out next month!
After receiving his undergraduate degree in psychology, Scott went on to work as a teacher and educational counselor while working towards his master’s degree. He has spent several years working with children and adults and has personal experience with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, Dyslexia, and Depression.
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