Bulletin Today | Personal HealthWhich do you think keeps your brain sharper — completing a leisurely crossword puzzle on the computer or playing a fast-paced computer video game that requires you to match fleeting images? Sorry, crossword puzzlers, but the quick-thinking skills needed to play a video game could help slow age-related cognitive decline, a new study finds. Researchers from the University of Iowa tested 681 healthy adults over age 50 who were assigned to play either a video game called “Road Tour” (since …
News RoundupsBrain Gamers Show Cognitive Gains: The box for Nintendo’s Brain Age claims the game can ‘keep your brain young and sharp’ in just ‘minutes a day!’ Skeptical? Yeah, me too. But a new study from Japan’s Tohoku University shows it’s more than just marketing hype: Playing Brain Age really can improve ‘cognitive fitness‘ in older men and women.
Personal HealthA new study which found that after playing a strategy-based video game, older adults became better at certain mental abilities that tend to decline as people age