Brain Challenges

Brain Challenges

#   . .....  BUT WHY  CHALLENGE  YOUR BRAIN ANYWAY  ....read on

#     If you research on the internet you will find much information that links  Alzheimers  /  Dementia   etc.. to brain shrinkage , especially with  older adults , the brain actually shrinks if it is not challenged , the same as your arm muscles shrink if not used and challenged. ....... SO ..... challenge your brain and counter brain shrinkage the same as you would increase muscle size ....USE IT TO RETAIN IT .....  USE IT TO REGAIN IT ..... PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE

#    I have included below two website examples relative to  Brain Shrinkage , with limited extract from each

1.        http://yourbrainmatters.org.au/?gclid=CNHK6sq5qccCFdgjvQodq0wD5w

EXTRACTED FROM THE ABOVE WEBSITE:-
Research suggests certain lifestyle and health factors are good for the brain, body and heart and can help reduce the risk of developing dementia. It’s easier than you
might think: Keeping your brain stimulated,

2.        http://neurosciencenews.com/brain-atrophy-civic-engagement-1954/

EXTRACTED FROM THE ABOVE WEBSITE:-
Instead of shrinking as expected, as part of the normal aging process, the memory center in the brains of seniors maintained their size and, in men, grew
                          END OF EXTRACTS

           
 
                                    BRAIN  CHALLENGES

  So what can we do to  counteract our grey matter  dissapearing into a black hole  ........  try the brain challenges listed below .....  and ??  having your suggestions considered for entry on this page
  ( the challenges are not in any  specific order , and appear simple ,  but cumulatively they offer a worthy brain challenge )

#     Use your  P.C.  mouse with your  " other hand "

#     Write with your  " other hand "   (   so that another person can read it  )

#      Use your knife and fork reverse to usual   (  not much of a challenge in reversing a drinking straw  )

#       Draw an object with your other hand  , then draw the same object with your usual hand  .....   compare the two

#       Using your other hand then colour  or  shade  in   an object you have drawn

#      Send a  Text Message  with your other hand

#     WAITING FOR MORE SUGGESTIONS FROM YOU


#     REMEMBERING SOMETHING YOU HAVE ALREADY LEARNED IS NOT AS BRAIN CHALLENGING AS  LEARNING SOMETHING YOU HAVE NOT EXPERIENCED BEFORE ,  FOR A  SIMPLE TO APPLY AND YET VERY EFFECTIVE BRAIN CHALLENGE CONSIDER THIS WEBSITE PAGE   " Learn  Morse  Code

 

Learn Morse Code

http://www.nzart.org.nz/exam/morse/


Morse Teaching Software Filename: ( FREE , SIMPLE , EASY TO USE )
-instal-teach4.exe-549 kB

LEFT CLICK ON    instal-teach4.exe

WHEN YOU HAVE THE PROGRAM RUNNING MY SUGGESTIONS ARE:
1.    Remove the TICK  from :   Show Quickscreen

2.    Set  Code Speed  at  5  ( 5 words per minute , 5 w.p.m. is the equivalent of the word " paris  " sent 5 times in 1 minute ) ( ignore the Farnsworth Speed )

3.     Set the  Audio Frequency to 600  

4.     Copy and paste   eeeeeeee  into the nzart teach large blank window

5.     Click on  Send Text

6.    Mr. Morse made learning morse code easy by using the shortest sound first for the most  commonly used letter , which is  "e" . how thoughtful of him .

e    =   .
i     =   ..
s    =   ...
h    =   ....

Copy and paste the following into the nzart teach window ( make sure the TICK is in  Show Text):
eeeiiissshhheeeiiissshhheeeiiissshhheeeiiissshhh
(  then click on Send Text )

7.   Copy and paste the following into the nzart teach window ( make sure the TICK is in  Show Text):
tttmmmoootttmmmoootttmmmoootttmmmooo
(  then click on Send Text )

8.    Copy and paste the following into the nzart teach window ( make sure the TICK is in  Show Text):
 is is is it it it set set set this this this his his his  met met met some some some hot hot hot moth moth moth this this this test test test
(  then click on Send Text ) 

9.   Make your own series of words using the letters:
e , i , s , h , t , m , o ( for copying and pasting to nzart teach  window )


NOTE: I WILL SOON BE SENDING YOU BLOCKS OF PRACTICE TEXTS .

I HAVE  ( ON THE INTERNET ) USED THESE BLOCKS OF PRACTICE TEXTS IN THE PAST WHEN  TEAMWORKING  WITH OTHERS TO ENABLE THEM FAST PROGRESS FOR RECEIVING MORSE.



CW PRACTICE:  LETTERS ,  then  WORDS , then  SENTENCES .
This sequence was designed for CWCOM , but is equally suitable for NZART TEACH program when copied and pasted into the NZART TEACH window .

THE MOST USED LETTERS ARE :  E  . I  , S  , H  , T  ,  M  , O  , A  ,  , N  and are the quickest and easiest to learn ..  GOOD INITIAL PRACTICE IS TO RECEIVE THESE . ( TRY 5 wpm  FOR A START ) , THEN PROGRESS TO WORDS CONTAINING THESE LETTERS .( ?? 7 wpm ?? ) .
MY SUGGESTION IS DO NOT LOOK AT THE CWCOM SCREEN WHEN LISTENING OR YOU WILL GET IT ALL SCREWED UP .

PART  1

PRACTICE LISTENING TO THESE AS SINGLE LETTERS IN THE ORDER AND SPACING AS FOLLOWS  E  I  S  H  T  M  O  A  N  . ( UNTIL COMPETENT ) , THEN PROGRESS TO THE FOLLOWING ADJACENT LETTERS

EISHTMOANEISHTMOANEISHTMOANEISHTMOAN


END  PART 1


PART  2     (  CT  MEANS  " COMMENCE TRANSMISSION )

CT   EASE EASE EASES EASES EAST EAST EATEN EATEN EATS EATS EATS IN IN  INN INN INTENSE INTENSE INTENSE  INTENT INTENT INTENTION INTENTION  INTO INTO IS IS NOT NOT .

CT    SAINTS SAME SANTA SASHES SAT SEAS SEATS SETS  SETTES SHEETS SHAM  SHAME SHE SHOOTS SHONE SMASHES SMITHS SHOES SMOOTHS SITES SOME STEAMS STEMS STOATS SINGS

CT  HAMS HAS HATS HATS HEAT HEATS HENS HIMS HIS HITS HOME HOMES HOSE HOSTS

CT   TAINTS TAMES TANIN  TASTES TEAMS TEASES TEAMS TEENS TEETER  TEETH TEN TENNIS  THAN THAT THEM THEN THESE THIS THESE TIES TIMES TIMS TIN TOAST TOES TOMATOES TOOTH TOMS TON TONE TON TOOT TOTAL TOT 

CT   MAINS MANS  MAN MANTA  MASSES MASTS MAT  MATHS MEANS MEANT MEAT MEET MENTIONS  MEN MET MINE MINT  MISSED MISSIONS MOANS MOAT MONO  MOONS MONTH MOAT  MOTHS MOTTO

CT   OAT OATS ON ONES ONTO

CT   AM AMASS AMISS ANNE AN ANOINTS AND ASH ATOLL ATOM ATONE 

CT   NAME NAMES NEAT NO NOSES NOISES  NON NEAT NEST NINE  NOUN NON NOON NOOSES

                                                      END  PART 2

PART 3  PRACTICE THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES

CT  AN ANT EATS ATOMS AMIDST THE ASHES AT TEATIME

CT   ANTS EAT TOMS HAMS AT HIS HOME AS HENS EAT  AT THE HENS HOME

CT   ANTS IN MASSES EAT TOMS HOT HAMS AS THE INTENSE HENS HOME EASE INTO  TEATIME

CT   I MENTION THAT THE ANTS IN MASSES IN ONE MONTH ATE HATS AS HENS IN NESTS AT THE INN ATE THE MOST HAM IN ONE MONTH

CT    THE HENS IN NESTS IN HEN HOMES MAKE MOST NOISE AT TEATIME AS NEAT TINS OF TEA  MEAN IT IS TIME TO EAT IN MASSES

CT   THE HENS IN MASSES IN NEAT NESTS IN HEN HOMES MAKE MOST NOISE AT TEATIME TO EAT OATS IN THE NEAT TINS

   
                                                                   END  PART 3

PART  4  


PRACTICE THE LETTER   W

CT   WANE WANT WE WEAN WENT WEST WHAT WHEAT WHOSE WHIM WHITE WIN WINE WONT WANT WOW


PRACTICE THE  LETTER   D

CT   DANS  DANES DAMES DASH DATE DENS DENTS DIMS DIMES DOES DON DOTE DOTS


PRACTICE SENTENCE

CT    DENNIS HAS HENS IN NESTS THAT NEED WEEDS WHEN HE IS HOME AND HE MAKES TIME TO DO IT  

AS HE IS A HANDYMAN


PRACTICE THE LETTER     G

CT    GADS GASHES GAS GASSES GATE GAIT  GEESE GEM GOAT GHOST GOLD GIN GNARLED GNOMES 

GNU GOADS GOATS GOES GONE GOODNESS GOODS GOONYBIRD GOT GUNS GUTS GETS GNATS GORE 


PRACTICE THE LETTER     U

CT   UNDO UNDOES UNEASE UFO UNHAND  UNIT UNITE UNITED  UNSEAT UNTIED UNTO USES USED UTE



PRACTICE SENTENCE

CT    WHEN WE GO TO GET US SOME EGGS THEN NO GUESS IS NEEDED TO GO GET US SOME GOOD GEESE AND HENS EGGS TO EAT AT TEATIME WITH SOME TUNA


PRACTICE THE LETTER    B

CT    BAA BAD BAGS BAILED BAIT BAND BANNED BANGS BEAN BED BIG BIDS BINGO BITE BOAT  BOBBED BOND BONED BOON BOUND BOWED BUG BUN BUNS BUSH BUSTED BUNGS BUT BUTTED


PRACTICE THE LETTER     C

CT   CAB CAN CAD CANE CAP CAPE CASH CAST CAT CEDE CENT CINEMA CITE COAT COAST  COGS COST COMB COMING COMB CONGO COT COOT COUNT COST COW CUSHION CUSS CUSTOM  CUTE CUTTING



PRACTICE SENTENCE

CT     BENS BROWN BEANS CAN BE BIGGER AND CAN BE BETTER BUT BUGS CAN EAT SOME AND BEN CAN TOO BUT WITHOUT BUGS ON BUT THE BUGS CANT STAND BEING IN THE WIND BECAUSE IT BUGS THEM


PRACTICE THE LETTER     R
CT   RACER RAG RARER RATTER  REAPER REG RHINE RHINO RICE RICHER RIGGER RITE RIGHT ROAR ROGER ROOM ROSE ROTATOR ROUGE ROT ROWER RUG RUBBER RUSE RUST RUT

PRACTICE THE LETTER     K
CT   KATE KATH KEEN  KEN KIM KIN KIND KING KISS KITE KRAIT KEENLY KINDNESS

PRACTICE SENTENCE
CT   RICKS RUGGED ROCKETS NEED ROOM TO WORK BUT WITHOUT HIM KEEP WRECKING THE MOTORS SO HE MUST WORK EACH WEEK WITH CARE TO KEEP THE MOTORS OK AND TO KEEP THE ROCKET RADIOS WORKING RIGHT

PRACTICE THE LETTER     L
CT    LAB LABELLER LACK LAIR LANE LARK  LATER LEANER LEARNER LEEK LESSER  LET LIBEL LIKE LINGER LOCK LONGER LOOK LOOM LORE LOSER LOT LOUDER LUKE LUCKIER LURE LURK

PRACTICE THE LETTER     Y
CT   YAK YAM YAP YOUR YEARLY  YOLK  YOKE YELLOW YES YEARN YOURS YUCKY YUMMY YANK

PRACTICE SENTENCE
CT   ANYWAY YOUR YEARLY LETTER IS TO BE LABELLED ONLY WITH MY LAST NAME IN ONE LONG LINE OR I MAY GET IT LATE OR LOSE IT ALTOGETHER 

PRACTICE LETTER     F
CT   FAB FAN FAN FAR FAIRLY FAST FATTY FAWN FAY FED FEET FELL  FINELY FINGER FIVE FOOT FOUR FAME FRAME FREDDY  FREELY FRY FULLY FUNNY FIRMLY FURRY FUSSY

PRACTICE THE LETTER     P
CT   PACK PAD PAL PAM PASS PAST PASTE PAT PAW PAY PEARS PECK PEDAL PET PEN PET PER PEST PEW PICK PIG PILL PIN PIP PIT POINT POORLY POURS PUB PUG PULLY PUN PUPPY  PUTTY

PRACTICE SENTENCE
CT   FEEL FREE TO PUT THE PUTTY BY THE FIRST FOUR PAIRS OF PAINT POTS ON THE FLOOR FOR ANY PERSON TO FIND IT AND TO PICK IT UP AND FETCH IT TO ME FOR ME TO USE IT FASTER

PRACTICE THE LETTER     J
CT   JAB JACK JADE JAKE JAMJAR JANE JAW JEAN JENNY JEST JET JIB JOAN JOB JOE JOHN JOINTLY  JOIST JOKE JOT JOUST JUNE JUSTLY JUSTIN JUT JUTE JAMES

PRACTICE THE LETTER     Q
CT   QUACK QUAIL QUERY QUEST QUESTION QUIBBLE QUICKLY QUEENLY QUIRK QUIETLY QUIT QUIET QUOTE

PRACTICE SENTENCE
CT   TO ANSWER THE QUESTION ABOUT THE QUAILS HE QUICKLY AND QUIETLY QUOTED A JOKE THAT JOAN AND JUNE HAD JUST TOLD HIM AND THE JEST JUST ANSWERED THEIR QUERY

PRACTICE THE LETTER     V
CT   VACUUM VAN VAIN VANESSA VASE VAST VEST VAT VEER  VEIL VENEER VENT VERY  VESSEL VET VEXED VIEW VIXEN VOCAL VOID VOTE

PRACTICE THE LETTER     X
CT   XRAY XRAYS XRAYED  XYLOPHONE XANADU  XFACTOR EXTRA EXTREME TEXAS TEXT TAX VORTEX FOX FAX VEXED MAXIMUM MEXICO COAX HOAX EXCITE  EXPECT EXPRESS

PRACTICE SENTENCE
CT   THE TEXT ABOUT THE EXTRA VORTEX TAX ON VIXEN FOXES EXTREMELY VEXED THE VETS VERY MUCH SO THEY EXCITEDLY VOTED WITHOUT EXCEPTION TO VOICE THEIR VIEWS TO AVOID THE EXTRA TAX

PRACTICE THE LETTER     Z
CT   ZANY ZANIER ZAIRE ZEST ZAP ZAPS  ZAPPED ZIP ZIPS ZIPPED ZOOM ZOOMS ZOOMED ZOO ZOOS ZEAL


PRACTICE SENTENCE  ( ALL LETTERS )
CT  THE QUICK BROWN FOX JUMPS OVER THE LAZY DOG

CT   THE TEXT ABOUT THE ZOO IN ZAIRE WITHOUT EXCEPTION MADE THE VETS IN NEW ZEALAND VERY VOCAL SO THEY VOTED TO SHOW THEIR EXCITEMENT BY QUICKLY POSTING THEM A LETTER OF SUPPORT TO EXPRESS THEIR VIEWS

                                                    END  PART  4

PART  5  COMMONLY USED SYMBOLS


?     ..- - ..


,     - - .. - -


.     .-.-.-


/     -..-.



NUMBERS


1     .- - - -         2     ..- - -       3      ...- -        4    ....-           5    .....


6     -....             7     - - ...       8      - - -..       9     - - - -.      0     - - - - -

       


SENDING MORSE CODE
WHY NOT USE A FREE INTERNET LIVE MORSE CODE PROGRAM CALLED  CWCOM ,
(1)      REFER TO PART  7 FOR DETAILS OF CWCOM
(2)      USE A CHEAP PLASTIC KEYER , NICE , BUT LOCK IT DOWN SOMEHOW OR YOUR HAND WILL CHASE IT ALL OVER THE ROOM
(3)   VISIT YOUR LOCAL AMATEUR RADIO CLUB , SOMEONE MAY EVEN GIVE YOU ONE
(4)    USE CWCOM INBUILT KEYING BY EITHER THE MOUSE , KEYBOARD TYPING , KEYBOARD DOWN ARROW ,  OR USE A JOYSTICK




WITH SOME COMPUTERS THE PL2303 CONVERTOR   (AS USED WITH MY HACKSAW BLADE KEYER  )  WILL NOT WORK ,  SO I DEVISED A METHOD OF USING 2 MOUSE ( MICE ?? )   TO ALLOW ME TO KEY MORSE INTO CWCOM ,   ( SEE BELOW )

THE 3 PHOTOS  SHOW HOW SIMPLE AND EASY IT IS 




PHOTO SHOWING 2 MOUSE BOTH CONNECTED TO USB P.C.

"  KEYER MOUSE "   WHITE

"  ARROW MOUSE "  BLACK ,  TO PLACE THE CURSOR ARROW ONTO THE CWCOM BLACK RECTANGLE , ( THEN LET GO OF MOUSE , THE ARROW REMAINS  STEADY ON THE RECTANGLE )



PHOTO SHOWING THE KEYER MOUSE ( WHITE )  , WRISTS STEADY ON TABLE  WITH 2 FINGERS FOR SENDING MORSE SOUND INTO CWCOM




PHOTO SHOWING  " ARROW MOUSE " CURSOR ARROW  FIXED STEADY ON THE CWCOM  BLACK RECTANGLE

REQUIRED  FOR MY KEYER MOUSE  ( WHITE )

200mm   X   70 mm   X   10mm   HARDWOOD BASE


4 PEA SIZE PIECES OF BLU-TACK





MY HOME BREW  KEYER FOR CWCOM  , 4 HACKSAW BLADES

REGARDLESS OF THE  KEYER YOU USE MY SUGGESTION IS THAT YOU  " SEND WITH THE HAND YOU DO NOT WRITE WITH "   ( I SOON GOT ANNOYED WITH MOVING MY HAND BETWEEN THE KEY AND A PENCIL ) 


BETWEEN YOUR HOME BREW MORSE KEY AND YOUR COMPUTER USB PORT  YOU WILL NEED AN ADAPTOR  CALLED A  " USB TO SERIAL CONVERTOR ,  PL2303 " .
  I PURCHASED MINE FROM A LOCAL ELECTRONICS RETAIL STORE AND IT CAME IN A SEALED ENVELOPE COMPLETE WITH SMALL INSTALLATION DISC . ( MADE BY Prolific ) I HAVE FOUND THAT SOME COMPUTORS NEED THE DISC AND OTHERS DO NOT ( KEEP IT ANYWAY ) .

?? WEB SEARCH:   USB TO SERIAL  CONVERTOR PL2303

SEE PHOTO BELOW OF MY PL2303  PLACED BETWEEN THE KEY AND THE P.C. USB PORT



PART  7    CWCOM DETAILS

FREE CW / TEXT MESSAGE EXCHANGE , CWCOM IS FOR ACTIVE PARTICIPANTS AND THOSE WHO ONLY WISH TO LOOK AND LISTEN .

CWCOM  DOWNLOAD FROM : 


https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Other-internet-Related/CWCom.shtml



YOUR CWCOM  CALL   SIGN CAN BE ANYTHING SENSIBLE , IF OTHERS THINK YOU A WEIRDO YOU WILL NOT MAKE MANY CONTACTS


CWCOM CONFIGURATIONS SETTINGS ( GET THE MOST FROM THE BELLS & WHISTLES ) , TRY MY SUGGESTIONS FOR A START :


#     MORSE:

INCOMING MORSE  =  SET AT 100%


#   TRANSLATION =   REMOVE THE TICK FROM     Incoming Text


#    SENDING:  IF USING A KEYER =  DOT in   Manual   ,  DOT in Looping Method

TRANSMIT :    SET & LOCK ,   ( NOTE:  IF YOUR SENDING SPEED IS DIFFERENT THAN THE ONE YOU SET & LOCKED THEN WHAT YOU SEND WILL NOT BE WHAT YOU SEE ON THE CWCOM WINDOW


#    SOUND:  IF NIL OR QUIET SOUND THEN TRY

Tx  Pitch           805     ( Tx    MEANS TRANSMIT MODE  )

Rx  PItch          825      ( Rx   MEANS RECEIVE MODE )



TO TYPE TEXT ONTO CWCOM WINDOW :  PLACE MOUSE CURSOR INTO CWCOM WINDOW AND START TYPING


 CHANNEL 1000 IS THE DEFAULT ENTRY CHANNEL , BUT YOU HAVE  6000  WORKING CHANNELS TO CHOSE FROM


#    MORSE MAIL = NOT NOW ACTIVE



FOR MORE CWCOM INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT 


https://morsepower.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html


( IF NECESSARY PLEASE COPY AND PASTE THE ABOVE TO ACCESS THE BLOG )




FOR MORE MORSE RELATED INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT 


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