RKNet Studios Announced Intelligence Games and Challenged Young and Older Adults Around the Globe to Take a Smartest for Brain Fitness and Cognitive Skills
Yes, brain fitness games can improve performance on the cognitive tasks engaged. The big question is whether or not taking a brain test again and again, and improving one’s score in brain games, indicates a real life improvement in cognitive skills?
Middletown, NJ (PRWEB) July 09, 2013
Anant Goel, CEO at RKNet stated: “People need cognitive skills to function and to survive in real life… and not in a test tube or the lab. It’s all about developing multiple cognitive skills in dynamic real life environment and not just improving cognitive test scores in a lab.”
Brain health and cognitive skills are important because they affect what matters most—quality of life, emotional health, relationships, everyday tasks, work, and career goals.
Even as more studies report on the benefits of brain fitness games, skepticism remains, and criticism of their effectiveness is common. Most of the confusion comes from the marketing claims and consumer perception that brain fitness products (or any other intervention, from supplements to meditation) are “magic pills” that will cure every brain ailment.
Although many professionals in the aging field, as well as consumers, have enthusiastically received research on brain fitness games, others are more skeptical. Laura L. Carstensen, PhD, director of the Stanford Center on Longevity, says, “Fear of memory loss, mental impairment, and Alzheimer’s disease lead many consumers to search for products—from supplements to software—that claim to ward off such ailments. Such products are becoming more prolific, but this burgeoning industry is completely unregulated, and the claims can range from reasonable though untested to blatantly false. It is important for consumers to proceed with caution before buying into many of these product claims. There is no magic bullet solution for cognitive decline.”
While they are very useful tools and some brain exercises are supported by evidence, consumers need to understand what they really need and how to find the right product for them. Specific computerized cognitive training and video games have been shown to improve brain functions, but the key questions are “Which specific product has shown what?” and “What do I need?”
Anant Goel stated: "Serious study of neurogenesis and neuroplasticity indicates that real life cognitive skills development games should have, at the very least, the following attributes…"
"Dynamically engage, nurture, and develop multiple cognitive skills in a progressively complex, multitasking, and competitive environment with an objective. When playing against the computer or a friend, thus simulating real life environment, it should have a clearly defined objective to win while having fun. Such cognitive skills development games should also provide for computer based mentoring; and score game results, grade cognitive skills, and monitor progress.”
RKNet practices what they preach, and have launched Cognitions Bridge suite of six games for brain fitness, cognitive skills, and social skills development… with all of the above mentioned attributes. However, don’t take their word for it. Take the challenge and download a Cognitions Bridge game; and take a Smartest to test brain fitness and cognitive skills in real life competitive environment.
Progressively increasing complexity and the need to engage multiple cognitive skills create Cognitions Bridge; a network of efficient and faster pathways to engage different parts of the brain in a networked and collaborative manner… and that develops cognitive reserves and increased complexity of neuronal synapses.
In each game, over 21 cognitive skills are engaged and developed in a competitive play environment with an objective to win… the perfect recipe for accelerated cognitive development in children and adults. By connecting the tablet to a TV, the entire family can join-in a competitive game of fun and social engagement.
Cognitions Bridge games can be downloaded on tablets from Google PLAY Store or the Apple APP Store.
Launch Press: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1nLhrvZxbg
Download Free Game from Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rknetstudio.ninja
Download from App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/21-bridge/id623725250?ls=1&mt=8
About RKNet Studios:
Founded in 2007, RKNet Studio develops digital media content and mobile apps for global audiences. Created by New Jersey State Business Incubator Network (NJBIN) award winning team; Cognitions Bridge mobile games are for education, entertainment, brain fitness, and cognitive and social skills development. The developers bring over 40 years of experience in technology, Applied Cognitive Psychology, communications, and applied operator training systems for fast moving Nuclear Power Control Room environments.
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