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"No gain from brain training": Another study finds computerized workouts probably don't help mental skills

Posted Apr 20 2010 12:00am

Here's another indication that mental skills are not improved by computer brain games. (Click to read a recent post also on whether cognitive fitness devices work.) From " No gain from brain training " (Nature News):

The largest trial to date of 'brain-training' computer games suggests that people who use the software to boost their mental skills are likely to be disappointed.

The study, a collaboration between British researchers and the BBC Lab UK website, recruited viewers of the BBC science programme Bang Goes the Theory to practise a series of online tasks for a minimum of ten minutes a day, three times a week, for six weeks. In one group, the tasks focused on reasoning, planning and problem-solving abilities — skills correlated with general intelligence. A second group was trained on mental functions targeted by commercial brain-training programs — short-term memory, attention, visuospatial abilities and maths. A

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