Do "Brain-Training" Programs Work?

@article{Simons2016DoP,
  title={Do "Brain-Training" Programs Work?},
  author={Daniel J. Simons and Walter R. Boot and Neil Charness and Susan E. Gathercole and Christopher F. Chabris and David Z Hambrick and Elizabeth A. L. Stine-Morrow},
  journal={Psychological science in the public interest : a journal of the American Psychological Society},
  year={2016},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={
          103-186
        }
}
In 2014, two groups of scientists published open letters on the efficacy of brain-training interventions, or "brain games," for improving cognition. The first letter, a consensus statement from an international group of more than 70 scientists, claimed that brain games do not provide a scientifically grounded way to improve cognitive functioning or to stave off cognitive decline. Several months later, an international group of 133 scientists and practitioners countered that the literature is… CONTINUE READING

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