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advancedcognitivepsychology.blogspotBRAIN GAMES
Brain games are a series of                mental exercises designed to                improve cognitive functioning.Exerc...
Brain Games area multi-milliondollar industry
PLASTICITY
advancedcognitivepsychology.blogspotBrain Games exercise cognitive systems
LogicAttention              Multi-taskingMemory                             Speed        advancedcognitivepsychology.blogs...
Cerebral           Parietal           LOGIC                    advancedcognitivepsychology.blogspot
LOGIClumosity.com
Cerebral                   Parietal           Basal           Ganglia         Cingulate                              Gyrus...
ATTENTION                           Jesseliebman.comlumosity.com
Temporal   Amygdala  MEMORY            advancedcognitivepsychology.blogspot
extension.missouri.edulumosity.com   MEMORY
Cerebral              Occipital                       Auditory                        Cortex           MULTI-TASKING      ...
lumosity.com                   MULTI-TASKINGorthopreneur.com
CorpusCallosum           PROCESSING SPEED                      advancedcognitivepsychology.blogspot
PROCESSING                    SPEEDlumosity.com                            http://spacesuityoga.wordpress.com/
So, ummm. . .                                                Does it really                                               ...
Next!ABC.net
CONTROL GROUP                                                                            Lower score                      ...
999897969594                              Jesseliebman.com93                              IMPACT Study, 2009     Brain Tra...
MEMORY TRAINING103                                                      extension.missouri.edu1021011009998 9796          ...
Next!ABC.net
PROCESSING SPEED                        13%                                            Improvement                        ...
REASONING            thefinancialblogger.com                      talkincblog.com3 of every 4 seniors improved in reasonin...
PHYSICAL EXERCISE VS BRAIN TRAINING                          Aerobic based physical exercise                          can ...
WORKS CITEDBlakeslee, Sandra. "2 Distinct Circuits in the Brain Believed Involved in Doing Math / One                    f...
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Brain Games: What really works?

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Earlier this year, researchers behind a study in Archives of Neurology say they had a found a link between “brain-stimulating activities” and levels of protein thought to cause Alzheimer’s disease. Showcased in the presentation are the results of two previous studies that seem to indicate an increase in cognitive processing as well. The following presentation walks the learner through a better understanding of the physical systems in the brain that are most affected by learning. Associated with each system is a glimpse of the games that were developed by educational game developers to stimulate brain activity. Towards the end of the presentation, there is a surprise twist! It turns out that there may be a more effective and even simpler way to increase cognitive processing. Can you guess what it is?

For fun, try out a few games for yourself at: http://www.lumosity.com/

You can also visit my learning blog at: http://arupert.wordpress.com/2012/05/18/561/

Archives of Neurology reference:
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2012/01/23/brain-games-may-help-thwart-alzheimers-study/

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Brain Games: What really works?

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  21. 21. MEMORY TRAINING103 extension.missouri.edu1021011009998 9796 IMPACTStudy,2009 Brain Trained Control Group
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  23. 23. PROCESSING SPEED 13% Improvement 87% No Improvement ACTIVEStudy,2002http://spacesuityoga.wordpress.com/
  24. 24. REASONING thefinancialblogger.com talkincblog.com3 of every 4 seniors improved in reasoning ACTIVEStudy,2002
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