12/20/2013 – Can memory video games deliver on brain-boosting claims?

Dec 20, 2013 Comments Off by

A new breed of video games are designed to exercise aging brains and improve players’ attention, speed and memory. But critics say the claims made by developers are not supported with evidence. Could these mental workouts make a difference? Special correspondent Jake Schoneker speaks with experts — including Center on Longevity founding director Laura Carstensen — and reports on the science behind cognitive training.

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Carstensen, Center, mind

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