Brain Exercises Fail to Improve Memory, Cognitive Function
Sullivan, Leanne, Clinical Psychiatry News
"Brain training" does not improve general cognitive function, according to a 6-week trial of more than 11,000 participants.
The study results "provide no evidence for any generalized improvements in cognitive function following brain training in a large sample of healthy adults," Adrian M. Owen and his colleagues reported.
The participants were divided into three groups: the experimental group 1 (4,678 subjects), which did six tasks emphasizing reasoning, planning, and problem solving; experimental group 2 (4,014 subjects), which practiced six tasks focusing on short-term memory, attention, visuospatial processing, and mathematics; and a control group (2,738 …
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Publication information: Article title: Brain Exercises Fail to Improve Memory, Cognitive Function. Contributors: Sullivan, Leanne - Author. Magazine title: Clinical Psychiatry News. Volume: 38. Issue: 7 Publication date: July 2010. Page number: 18. © 2009 International Medical News Group. COPYRIGHT 2010 Gale Group.
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