Brain Training for Everyone – Stanley Newman

Feb 23, 2022 | aging, books, culture, Health, politics, seniors, technology

Brain Training for Everyone – Stanley Newman

Smithsonian Associates – Art of Living Interview Series

Welcome to The Not Old Better Show, Smithsonian Associates interview series here on our radio shows and podcasts.  I’m Paul Vogelzang and we have a really fantastic show today on one of my favorite subjects, and with a new favorite guest, Stan Newman.  

Ready to muscle-up your brainpower? Dive into many techniques of mental calisthenics in an enjoyable interactive program led by Stanley Newman, crossword editor for Newsday, and put them to practical use with numerous real-life examples.

Newman leads lateral-thinking exercises that can help you get past mental roadblocks to find solutions to everyday challenges. (Sample puzzle: A truck driver is going south on a northbound one-way street. A police officer sees the driver doing this but makes no attempt to stop her. Check out the answer in today’s interview!

Stan Newman and I discuss creativity builders, which can lead your brain to places it’s never gone before by asking yourself the right questions. (Here’s one to ponder: If you could invent something that would make your life easier or more fun, what would it be?) 

Stan Newman tells us about rounds of enhanced Twenty Questions (it’s not just animal, vegetable or mineral anymore), and challenges you to learn to make optimal use of your resources (besides spending it, how many different uses can you think of for a dime?). 

Finally, he reveals why you should watch “Jeopardy!” with your finger on the remote’s pause button.

Please join me in welcoming to The Not Old Better Show Smithsonian Associates interview series, game creator, editor, and Newsday’s Crossword Puzzle creator, Stan Newman.

My thanks to Stan Newman for his generous time today.  My thanks to the Smithsonian team for all they do to support the show.  My thanks to you my wonderful Not Old Better Show audience…please be well, stay safe and remember, let’s talk about better…The Not Old Better Show.  Check out our website for details about our radio shows and all other free resources and recordings!  Thanks, everybody.