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Submission + - A Video Game to Rejuvenate the Brain? (sciencemag.org)

sciencehabit writes: Designing activities to reverse the mental effects of aging is tricky. But NeuroRacer, a new racing video game created by neuroscientists shows promise in reversing some signs of decline.

The heart of the issue is whether practicing a video game can strengthen skills that are useful away from a computer. After training with NeuroRacer, older adults showed improvements in their multitasking skill. In fact, they scored better than untrained 20-year-olds. They also maintained this skill for 6 months after the training, without further practice. Indeed, even outside the video game world, people who trained with NeuroRacer saw improvements on certain tests of memory and attention.

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A Video Game to Rejuvenate the Brain?

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