Only the brainiest can find the hidden animal in this image

Brainteasers are a great way to stimulate the mind and give the brain some fantastic exercise to keep it sharper for longer.

Brainteasers are one of the best ways to push the mind and stretch one of the body’s most important assets to its limits.

There are three main types of brainteasers. They can be observational, analytical, or mathematical. Mathematical brainteasers require a person to solve a maths puzzle while analytical brainteasers give someone a riddle to solve.

Observational brainteasers, such as the one above by Jagran Josh require people to find an anomaly within an image as quickly as possible.

In this brainteaser, people are faced with a square full of bananas and their task is to find the animal hidden within that brainteaser as quickly as possible.


    Did you spot the hidden animal? No worries if not, the answer is circled above. The animal you’re looking for is a snake hidden among the bananas above.

    There are many more examples of brainteasers like this one, but what they and all other brain puzzles have in common is they are great for stimulating the mind and giving it some exercise.

    The mind needs exercise in the same way the muscles in the arms and legs need exercise, to stay healthy. The healthier the mind the less likely someone is to develop a condition like dementia.

    This doesn’t mean brainteasers will stop someone from developing dementia, other factors such as lifestyle can have a much greater impact, but they could help keep the brain sharper for longer.

    This is key because the number of patients with neurological conditions such as dementia is rising and so too is awareness of conditions such as dementia, Parkinson’s and Motor Neurone Disease.

    As a result, millions are being put into new treatments that can hopefully slow the rate of degradation and one day lead to a cure. Alzheimer’s, the most common form of dementia, is one area where the world is improving when it comes to treatments.

    Recent research has found that a vaccine designed to remove harmful from the brain could help patients in the early stages of the condition. Speaking to about the jab, Alzheimer’s expert at Cambridge University Dr Shahid Zaman said: “This is so important and exciting, especially for the Down syndrome population who have a gene which overproduces this toxic amyloid protein putting them at very high risk of this disease.

    “We finally have something that targets the amyloid protein and clears it. We can be very optimistic this vaccine will prevent or delay the onset of Alzheimer’s.”

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