Heads up for brain exercises
December 20th, 2006

A major free online article in JAMA, The Journal of the American Medical Association, provides exciting news on ‘Long-term Effects of Cognitive Training on Everyday Functional Outcomes in Older Adults.’ The Washington Post describes the study in an article headlined on today’s front page as ‘Benefit Seen in Brain Exercises.’

Ten sessions and 4 later booster sessions produced major positive results. There were these three kinds of training: memory (verbal episodic memory), reasoning (inductive reasoning), and speed of processing. There is a lot of focus on mobile phones as tutoring devices for youngsters. Perhaps the next big thing for seniors will be brain exercises using their handhelds.

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