ARE BRAIN-TRAINING GAMES WORTH IT? _

Could You Use A Little Memory Boost? Unfortunately, Despite The Growing Popularity Of Brain-Training Apps And Programs Like Lumosity (And Cognifit, Cogmed, And Jungle Memory), Studies Raise Doubt About Whether They Have Any Tangible Effect On Improving Cognition.

... Lumosity Co-Founder Michael Scanlon Started Up The Company In 2005 With A Couple Of Other Guys (Kunal Sarkar And David Drescher) After Dropping Out Of His Neuroscience Ph.D. At Stanford. Since Then The Company Has Reached More Than 35 Million People And This Time Last Year The Company’S Mobile App Was Being Downloaded Nearly 50,000 Times A Day.


... But Some Smarties At Georgia Tech Thought The Brain Apps Sounded Too Good To Be True, So They Tested 17 Different Cognitive Tasks. After 20 Sessions, They Found That While Participants Improved Performance On The Tasks At Hand, Their Newfound Abilities Never Actually Transferred To Any Global Measure Of Intelligence Or Cognition.


... In Other Words, According To This And Similar Studies, It Seems That Remembering Which Shape Came Before The Circle In The Sequence Will Not Help You Remember That One Last Item On Your