You can make lightning fast decisions, but do you feel like you have tunnel vision at times or fail to notice things in your surroundings?It may be time to work on your visual perception. The occipital lobe is the headquarters for processing and interpreting information from your eyes, including shapes, colors, and patterns. The parietal lobe helps out by determining where you are in space in relation to other people and objects. Improving the way these lobes function will allow you to gather important details about your environment faster. Set Cubed, a variation on Set, is a great way to improve your ability to sort and sequence visual cues. Last night I watched a PBS special recommended to us by a customer, Nova’s Musical Minds, which featured Oliver Sacks, author of Musicophilia. I appreciated the recommendation, as it was a fascinating look at the power of music. As relates to this week’s discussion, I found Derek particularly interesting. He is both blind and autistic and struggles with everyday tasks, yet can memorize even the most complicated music hearing it just once. While he represents the rare case of a musical savant, it also reminded me again how it is possible to be so strong in one area of the brain, yet need to train another.
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