Jigsaw puzzles make you more creative.
According to Mark Beeman and Karuna Subramaniam of Northwestern University, jigsaw puzzles are not only a game which requires concentration but also (and above all) a means of distraction that allows the brain to wonder, thus making us more brilliant and prone to intuition. They put us in a playful state of mind which lowers the brain’s threshold for detecting remote connections, making it easier to find better solutions to our problems.
On its website, The New Yorker turned 85 years of magazine covers into online jigsaw puzzles. Choose a level of difficulty from 1 to 3 and an algorithm will randomly pick a cover going back to 1925 for you to tackle. After you finish, you can also read that issue.
Enjoy…and grow your creativity!