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2013-05-25 23:01:42

Brain games developer Acuity Games brings revolutionary lifetime brain fitness measurement to the iPhone. Pompton Plains, NJ (PRWEB) May 25, 2013 Acuity Games´ innovative brain games have come to Apple´s iPhone. The universal app version of Word Hunt is available today, expanding it beyond its iPad roots. Universal app versions of Concentration, Edge Match, Flash 2, Sudoku and Matchematics will roll out over the next 30 days. The brain games´ gameplay and revolutionary...

Electrical Brain Stimulation May Help Boost Math Skills
2013-05-17 11:38:35

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Oxford University researchers in a new study found that a weak electrical signal can help boost a person's mathematic skills over a period few months. The team wrote in the journal Cell Biology that their technique involves placing electrodes on the scalp of the head and applying random electrical noise to stimulate the part of the brain known to be involved in doing math. The technique, known as transcranial random noise...

Frontal Lobe May Not Be Key To Intelligence After All
2013-05-14 08:56:44

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The frontal lobes are not disproportionately larger compared to other regions of the brain, suggesting other areas of the brain may play a role in humans´ unique cognitive abilities, according to new research published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Researchers from Durham University and Reading University compared the size of the frontal lobes — regions of a...

2013-05-03 23:23:45

NewYorker.com claims brain games are bogus. Here's why they're wrong. Pompton Plains, NJ (PRWEB) May 03, 2013 The New Yorker´s website published an article proclaiming, “Brain Games are Bogus” on April 5. Acuity Games, agrees with the research, but rejects the conclusion. The article questions the benefits of brain games that are based upon working-memory training. Citing research from Georgia Tech and the University of Oslo, the article concludes that this approach is...

Mental Agility Game Slows Cognitive Decline In Older People
2013-05-02 07:35:02

University of Iowa There may be a way for older people to prevent natural aging of their minds, and it could be as simple as playing a video game. That's according to a study from the University of Iowa, which found that elderly people who played just ten hours of a game priming their mental processing speed and skills delayed declines by as many as seven years in a range of cognitive skills. "We know that we can stop this decline and actually restore cognitive processing speed to...


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