Are you aware of the jigsaw puzzles? They are a great form of entertainment. Have you ever played? If not, play today.
The origins of jigsaw puzzles go back to the 1760s when European mapmakers pasted maps onto wood and cut them into small pieces. John Spilsbury a London cartographer and engraver, is credited with commercializing jigsaw puzzles around 1760 using a marquetry saw. He called them “Dissected Maps” later commercially know as Jigsaw Puzzles. These dissected maps become an educational tool for children. Puzzling as a hobby among adults become popular not until 1900.
A great form of entertainment
During Great Depression Jigsaw puzzles formed a great form of entertainment. However during the World War II the wood jigsaw puzzle went into a decline. Rising wages pushed up costs because wood puzzles took so much time to cut. And as prices rose, sales dropped. With new age technologies the puzzles came back into our lives one again.
Increases mental health
Puzzles are known to increases visual special awareness and develop a deeper understanding of themes and topics. Working out puzzles enhances our mental speed and thought process. While contemplating the possible solutions for the puzzle, it encourages our minds to relax, where our brains go into a meditative state. While solving puzzles our brain releases a feel-good chemical known as dopamine. Dopamine plays a key role in both memory improvement and learning ability.
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