Salford 14th May 2017
Another BASIC reflection
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.
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!!!)