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Mental Rotation

Jigsaw puzzle solving boosts mental dexterity as the puzzle solver rotates the pieces and tries different piece orientations to find the right fit. Each standard Jigsaw piece can fit in at-least any of the 4 orientations. Which is the right one? This can be checked by trial and error or carefully identifying the piece. Depending on the puzzle type the strategy changes. Sometimes the solver is able to identify the piece and orientation while some other times the solver uses hit and trial strategy (mostly when it is a monochrome or repetitive pattern puzzle). These strategies constantly help the brain to move from frontal to parietal to occipital and temporal lobe. Hence, creating stronger and more fluid connections between the brain lobes.