Many people today enjoy puzzles and riddles. The best riddles can be very challenging. You will often find puzzles that intentionally attempt to mislead or misdirect people so that the answer is more elusive. Other puzzles actually contain complicated logical tricks that require large amounts of attention to grasp. One puzzle recently started making waves online because it is simple and interesting.
The puzzle involves a board of letters. You are presented with a grid of 143 letters arranged in seemingly random order. The puzzle states that you should be able to find your name within that grid of letters. Some versions of the puzzle even make odd claims such as your brain is higher functioning if you are able to complete the task. Those claims are untrue.
The puzzle is actually a type of riddle. Everything is arranged and worded in a way to mislead people into thinking about the wrong solution. The person trying to solve the puzzle will not find a name within the letters. The trick is that the field of letters contains the words “your name” as opposed to the actual name of an individual. The grid of letters contains three instances of the phrase.
This type of puzzle is intended to stop your brain from performing many different tasks at once. If you are concentrating on the puzzle, then you are focused on only one thing. That can prevent the release of a hormone known as cortisol. That hormone makes people feel anxious and confused during times of stress. Engaging with puzzles can keep your brain healthy and stop the release of cortisol into your body.