The Game Brain
What is new is the healthy burst of new energy and interest and - one hopes - a healthy dose of clinical-trials testing to assure that this 'exercise' actually has a firm foundational basis to it and a careful mapping against specific individual attributes - especially if someone is going to have to foot the bill for access to it. Even without these newly emerging approaches, it is a given of common sense that it is better to be an active person than an inactive one - just keep those brain juices flowing, folks!
I'd like to think that a crossword puzzle a day - like the proverbial apple - can keep the doctor away. For these newer and more ambitious approaches, a critical research eye and the professional eagerness to test these approaches with objectivity will take us far.
A new article at Wired.com includes quotes from Drs. Elkhonon Goldberg and Margaret Gatz, as well as reference to the excellent programmatic research of "The Nun Study." Here's the link:
Brain Workouts May Tone Memory
By Joanna Glasner
02:00 AM Aug. 04, 2005 PT
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Anthony H. Risser | neuroscience | neuropsychology | brain