Study – Brain Training Games Don’t Make You Smarter
The BBC recently did a study comparing individuals who play brain training games on a regular basis to those that answered questions online and found that the group of individuals that played brain training games did not score higher than the group that spent equivalent amount of time online answering questions.
Buuuttt, what do researchers know? I love brain training games, and think they’re rather entertaining and moderately challenging, but whatever. They should have compared the group of brain training individuals to a control group that played a different set of video games for the amount of time, or individuals who spent time in front of the TV or something, rather than a test to see which group became smarter.
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