Computer Games May Keep Brain Agile.

The Wall Street Journal (5/14, D1, Reddy, Subscription Publication) discusses cognitive-training games that are designed to improve brain functionality and are the focus of a expanding research examining their ability to thwart cognitive declines that often accompany age. The Journal notes that a government-funded study published this month found that playing the game Double Decision can delay as well as reverse declines in brain function that come with aging, adding to an earlier trial which found that older people who played different cognitive games had better health-related outcomes, driving records, and improved performance of daily tasks such as meal preparation. Such research has prompted groups like AARP to offer discounts for various games that have demonstrated observable benefits.

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— “When Computer Games May Keep the Brain Nimble, “Sumathi Reddy, The Wall Street Journal, May 13, 2013.

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