A-Maze-ment

Salford 14th May 2017

Another BASIC reflection

Maze

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Here’s an aerial plan from the website dreamstime.com.  It shows the workings of a hedgerow maze in grass

Now it might look quite simple to the average person in the street, but this maze and others like it are a great aid in developing concentration skills.  So much so, the memory workshop group at BASIC in Salford has been using them as a measure of how long our concentration goes for before it slips.

The aim was to solely get around the maze – without concentration slipping.  If we got distracted, we were sent back to the start of the maze and began again.

Funny thing is i enjoyed this exercise, probably because i enjoy doing puzzles.

 

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A-Maze-Ing

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This weeks session @ BASICs Memory Workshop focused on

Attention and Concentration

As part of the session, we were given two maze puzzles to do.  Now, the aim wasn’t to complete the puzzles – more to concentrate on doing them and maintaining the focus of going round the mazes.

As we did the mazes, we were asked to note when our attention slipped – as usual, mine went around the hour when we had a tea break in the café!!!

I found it difficult in places – as my hand tended to slip as I moved around each maze , but it got easier as I concentrated on the task in hand

In Honour of the groups work – I’ve found a little maze on Google graphics. and I’ve left it above for you to try.  See if you can make your way round the maze without your attention wondering (suggestion: don’t do this around meal times!!!)