Are Brain Training Apps a Waste of Time, Money?

Brain training games have been a hit among both elderly individuals hoping to keep their minds sharp, and younger people searching for a competitive edge. But are the mental jumping jacks and cortex curls worth the time and energy? That’s a difficult question.

A new review of scientific studies on mental exercise gives us good reason to be brain training skeptics — the latest volley in an ongoing debate between researchers. Authored by a team of seven researchers, the review analyzed over

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