Explore the unknown world inside your brain with these fun activities from The Brain Explorer, a book of puzzles, riddles, illusions, and other mental adventures! This book is written for explorers from age 9 to 12.
Memory Solitaire
Test your memory—and learn how to improve it!
Playing games is a great way to exercise your brain. Even a simple game like Tic-Tac-Toe can teach you about strategy.
Jumping to Conclusions
Your brain is always looking for blank spaces and filling them in. Sometimes, your brain leaps to the wrong conclusion. Then you get a surprise!
Dime Tic-Tac-Toe
This new version of an old game will bend your brain.
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Welcome to the
3rd Dimension

These tricky pictures shift and change as you look at them.
Double Trouble
Sometimes, there's more than one way of looking at something.

THE BRAIN EXPLORER: Puzzles, Riddles, Illusions, and other Mental Adventures was written by Pat Murphy, Ellen Klages, Pearl Tesler, Linda Shore and the Staff of the Exploratorium with illustrations by Jason Gorski.

Published by Owl Books, Henry Holt & Company, New York, 1999

Now available for purchase online at the Exploratorium Store.

©2000 The Exploratorium