Scrabble


Want to Play Scrabble Like a Pro? Here's Your Memory Trick

WIRED

In this regard, retrieval practice helps us recall memories because it more closely links cues and their associated memories. In recent years, Schwartz has been encouraging students in his classes at Florida International University to use retrieval practice and he repeatedly asks them to explain about what they know. The data suggested that the more rigorous math approach built up the brain's transmission material, and under the bright scan of the MRI machine, certain white matter zones of the brain like the corpus callosum pulsed stronger in people who had studied the harder approach to learning math. If you master karate, for instance, there are clear, structural changes that happen to white matter structures within your brain.


World champions reveal tricks to be the best at Christmas board games

Daily Mail

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Brett Smitheram wins World Scrabble Championship

BBC News

A recruitment consultant from east London has fought off other wordsmiths to be crowned Scrabble World Champion. Brett Smitheram from Chingford defeated fellow Briton Mark Nyman in three straight rounds during the contest's final in the French city of Lille. The 37-year-old's highest scoring word was BRACONID, meaning a parasitic wasp, which earned him 176 points. His Knutsford-based opponent, Mark Nyman, is a writer who was named world Scrabble champion in 1993 and has been a producer on legendary Channel 4 word game Countdown.