3/10/2014 – Do Brain Workouts Work? Science Isn’t Sure

Mar 10, 2014 Comments Off by

For centuries, scientists believed that most brain development occurred in the first few years of life — that by adulthood the brain was largely immutable. But over the past two decades, studies on animals and humans have found that the brain continues to form new neural connections throughout life.

But questions remain whether an intervention that challenges the brain — a puzzle, studying a new language or improving skill on a video game — can really raise intelligence or stave off normal memory loss.

Read the full article at The New York Times.

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