Welcome to Day 25 of our 30 Days To Faster Thinking, a free guide to help you unlock your potential to more nimble thinking and to strengthen your focus and attention for a better memory — in just a few minutes each day.
Deductive reasoning, or the ability to reach a correct conclusion with limited information, is a critical executive function that actually improves with age. Research in experienced older pilots, for example, shows that they perform better than their younger counterparts on simulation exercises where little data is provided. Some also might call this wisdom!
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Give your deductive reasong skills a good stretch by solving puzzles like the one below, where you must figure out the words even though the vowels are missing. See how quickly you can read the paragraph!
GT N GRT SHP BY USNG THE 30 DYS XRCSES. SRPRSE YRSLF AND YR FRNDS WTH YR PWERS OF DDCTV RSONNG. SM FMLIAR? PRHPS YOU OR YR KDS LK TO TXT MSSGE.
Look for puzzles or games that challenge your deductive reasoning. Take some friends along to an “Escape the Room” adventure, found now in cities across the globe, where you must work together to solve clues.