Engagement with a Cube can bring multiple benefits, physically and mentally, for those who incorporate it into their lives.
In detail, speedcubing improves:
- The synchronisation of observing and reacting, a skill essential for many daily activities. Eyes and hands learn to work together in harmony on the way to solving the cube.
- The dexterity of the fingers, the main physical tool towards solving the cube, as they exercise and train in quick movements in your effort to improve your solving records.
- Quick reflexes. As you solve the cube, each rotation immediately creates a new visual stimulus, which you are asked to interpret and react to accordingly. The rapid resolution of the cube requires the solver to have an enhanced ability to recognise the different patterns on the cube and apply the appropriate algorithm to proceed as quickly as possible.
- The ability to achieve full concentration. Solving the cube quickly requires minimizing errors. Minimizing errors requires absolute commitment to the cube and the exclusion of external distractions.
- Mnemonic ability. A key skill of a good speedcuber is memorizing dozens of algorithms needed to solve the cube. What pattern do you see in front of you and what algorithm do you need to run to move to proceed?
- The ability to manage complex problems. The cube is clearly a simulation of the problems one encounters all the time in everyday life. The solver’s ability to analyze and manage the sub-problems that arise is clearly a useful virtue.
- Reduction of stress. Solving the cube is an activity with stress-relieving properties as it keeps the mind and hands busy and helps relax the solver.
All of the above are just some of the benefits one can gain from playing with the Cube, proving how fruitful and entertaining this activity is, even on amateur level. And that’s why we strongly recommend that everyone should get involved with it.