Games are being applied in many facets of life to make a difference in the real world.
The American Museum of Natural History opens a show on our favorite subject – the brain.
A long-term research study followed over 900 older adults for five years and saw those who trained with Posit Science’s speed-of-processing technology reduced at-fault crash by 50%.
We’re learning more about the long-term impact of brain injury and the importance of reducing the potential for repeated head injuries within a short time frame. Here are some concrete steps to take.
Last week, yet another study showing the beneficial impact of playing video games appeared in the news. Traci Sitzmann, as assistant professor of management at the University of Colorado, Denver, did a meta-analysis of a number of different studies to find out if training workers would improve performance on the job. Her conclusion: … [she…
A study showing that people who retire earlier have lower performance on cognitive tests. This is another piece of evidence that leading a brain-healthy lifestyle improves cognitive abilities later in life.
I ran across a very clear explanation from Harvard Health about how to protect the brain’s abilities. (Note: that link is a summary press release; to get the full report, you can purchase it here.) They talk about building your “brain bank” by challenging your mind and staying physically active. It’s great to see a simple…
A recent study from the Mayo Clinic found that 16% of people aged 70 to 89 have MCI, with men showing higher rates than women.
Rush University study showed 52% reduction in cognitive decline for mentally active people.
The New York Times published a very interesting article describing a new study that suggests that brain trauma–like concussions and other head injuries–can over time cause damage that looks like Lou Gehrig’s disease (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or ALS). This might mean that some people diagnosed with ALS actually are suffering from the long-term effects of…