On July 8, 2020, at 6 pm Mountain Time, The Marketing Alliance (TMA) of Colorado is hosting a trivia and happy hour networking virtual event. Hosted in conjunction with Ad Club Colorado, AMA Colorado, Digital Analytics Association, PRSA Colorado, and TMA, the event is a way to meet new people in our Colorado professional community. We did a little digging into the trivia aspect of the evening, and learned that not only is trivia fun, it's actually good for you! Register to join us!
Trivia Unlocks Your Mind's Potential
Trivia seems to have the power to unlock the potential of the human mind. Companies have been using trivia games for years to improve mental performance and enhance creativity. Playing trivia games supports cognitive and brain development. It could also expand decision-making capabilities.
If playing trivia games can help us to think more creatively, and this breakthrough thinking yields competitive advantages, then trivia games can make us mentally stronger. The learning that happens when we experience a trivia quiz on a variety of topics can be considered a kind of mental cross-training. As our brains have to consider different topics at the same time, our minds have to make a greater effort to learn to manage the various subjects and their details, all at once. As our brains use logic and memory to summon the details of different topics at the same time, we remember details better than if we had to recall them separately. Aren’t our brains cool? Our brains on cross-training (aka trivia) are even cooler!
All the Dopamine, None of the Gambling Addiction
All joking aside, playing trivia games can provide additional benefits, including a chemical boost to our brain’s pleasure-seeking center. The dopamine rush we feel when playing trivia games, especially when we win, is much like the feeling we get when gambling. When playing trivia games, however, the rush happens without the negative effects that can be habit-forming, like in gambling. Knowing obscure trivia facts is good for our mental health.
Playing Trivia Provides Social Fun
Being part of a trivia team or even participating as a solo player provides some good social effects, too. The fun of knowing the right answer, cheering on the winners, consoling those who are not winning, and just being a part of a big trivia game has a positive impact.
We hope to see you at our trivia and happy hour on July 8th (register now!) and encourage you to keep playing trivia - it’s good for you and could help you and your own teams within your companies to stay mentally fit and socially connected. We're excited to share some social time with you playing trivia!
Written by Caroline Life, VP Communications, The Marketing Alliance