Every day on the tube I see many people engrossed in their high tech brain-training games. I never played one myself but somehow I did believe that they actually do work.
Last night both of us were glued to the TV watching the BBC’s experiment on brain-training games. A neuroscientist teamed up with the BBC’s Bang Goes The Theory, with the help of over 11,000 volunteers carried out this amazing online experiment. I am not sure if the results will impact the multimillion dollar brain-training games industry but it for sure did change my belief that the use of brain-training games actually improves general cognitive functionality of our brain. That’s one thing off my wish list.
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