Do “Brain-Training” Programs Work?

  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},
  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… 

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