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Brain-training video games may help reverse cognitive decline in old age

Gail Worthington-Eyre

Gail is an experienced brand manager, social media manager, and general business manager and has expertise in the following business areas. Aged Care, health product branding and advertising campaign development, strategic planning and business development. Gail Worthington-Eye is the author of a Marketing guide and 3 self help books.

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Playing brain-training video games may help reverse the natural decline in cognitive abilities among older people, according to scientists.

They found that 60-year-olds who played a custom-designed video game for 12 hours over the course of a month improved their multitasking abilities to levels better than those achieved by 20-year-olds playing the game for the first time. The subjects retained those improvements six months later.

“Through challenging your brain, you can drive plasticity and improve its function,” said Adam Gazzaley of the University of California, San Francisco. His team’s findings suggest the ageing brain is more “plastic” than previously thought, meaning it retains a greater ability to reshape itself in response to the environment and could therefore be improved with properly designed games.

Gail Worthington-Eyre‘s insight:

A good reason to play

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2 Comments

  1. […] Brain-training video games may help reverse cognitive decline in old age […]

  2. That’s an interesting article. It seems “brain training” games work better for the elderly than young adults. This is probably because, on average, younger adults have a higher baseline performance (producing a ceiling effect) and also have a higher degree of cognitive stimulation in their daily lives. Here’s is another beneficial article on the matter: http://www.boostedmemory.com/does-luminosity-work-to-improve-memory/
    Thanks for the good article!

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