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Do Brain Training Games Really Improve Your Brain Function?

view website src='http://cbsnews1.cbsistatic.com/hub/i/r/2014/01/03/b172af79-778e-437a-9ea6-ac5565527937/thumbnail/620x350/brain.jpg?hash=cbcdcd923f3d6321b36e6a2247b41030' width='200px' alt='Changes resulting from training are highlighted in the brain's right frontal gyrus (yellow), based on an fMRI study of subjects in experiments at the University of Oregon. Pre-task training was found to work just for the challenge at hand.' style='float:left;padding:5px' /> There are other companies making similar claims. Berkman set out to determine if there is any truth to the claims of improving brain function. His study, published Jan. 1 in the Journal of Neuroscience, found that the games effectively improve performance at certain, specific tasks -- in this case, the tasks used in a chosen game -- but do not necessarily translate to overall brain function. To reach this conclusion, http://thelatestnewshere.blogspot.com/2013/10/max-workouts-reviewed-published-indepth.html Berkman and his colleagues concentrated specifically on what is called inhibitory control. Its like self control, the ability to stop or put the breaks on an action that has already started, he explained. Lumosity was not used in the study. Instead, researchers collected functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans of the subjects 27 males and 33 females ages 18 to 30 years as they worked on a self-control exercise. The exercise presented an arrow pointing left or right. They had to press a button that correlated with the arrow, as quickly as possible.
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