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Study slams brain-training games' mental improvement claims
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Written by Danrok   
Monday, 26 January 2009 11:38

From Reg Hardware:

A survey has concluded that brain-training games don’t provide the rigorous mental workout you may have thought they did.

Games such as Big Brain Academy on the Wii, and Dr KawaShima’s Brain Training on the DS, supposedly help keep your mind sharp by putting your brain through various mental exercises.

 

However, a study by Alain Lieury, Professor of Cognitive Psychology at the University of Rennes, France found that such a notion holds no scientific merit.

“As a game it’s fine, but it is charlatanism to claim that it is a scientific test,” he said.

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