I’m sure you’ve all tried out those brain training games that seem to be so popular recently on the Nintendo DS,DSI etc…. While these “Brain Training” games may be fun, they aren’t really doing what they say on the tin. Contrary to what many players hope, they’re not likely to make you any smarter. From a six-week study paid for by the BBC and reported by Discovery News they found that those playing brain training games weren’t any smarter than those who didn’t.
More than 8,600 people aged 18 to 60 were asked to play online brain games designed by the researchers to improve their memory, reasoning and other skills for at least 10 minutes a day, three times a week.
They were compared to more than 2,700 people who didn’t play any brain games, but spent a similar amount of time surfing the Internet and answering general knowledge questions.
Researchers said the people who did the brain training didn’t do any better on the test after six weeks than people who had simply been on the Internet. On some sections of the test, the people who surfed the Net scored higher than those playing the games
But don’t get up in arms about it guys, who cares as long as they’re fun to play and other studys have shown that playing these games may possibly Increase Your Life Expectancy!
So don’t feel too hard done by guys,