Video game shows promise for sharpening the aging brain

01/15/2012 | TIME (subscription required)

Research indicates that the aging brain can get a useful workout with a video game. "Brain Age," a Nintendo product, was shown to improve some cognitive functions among elderly who played for about 15 minutes a day for five days a week. But the broader implication is that, setting aside the method used, "there is a possibility which the elderly could improve executive functions and processing speed in short-term training," the Tohoku University study concludes.

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