Brain Age 2
Thunderbolt, UK - Brain Age 2 has (finally) arrived on local shores and just like the first brain training non-game that took the world by storm, this whole new selection of …”
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Brain Age 2
Can you beef up your brain with video games?
MSNBC -Jul 20, 2007
“In 2005, Nintendo struck gaming gold when it created “Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day” for the handheld Nintendo DS game machine. …”
10-Second Review: ‘Brain Games’
Rockford Register Star, IL
By Thomas V. Bona This is a great sampler of puzzles, from familiar crossword and Sudoku to the intimidating but intriguing Kaidoku, for people who want to…”
Mind games: Clear the clutter and keep your brain strong
Sioux Falls Argus Leader, SD -Jun 4, 2007
“Various organizations and companies have rushed to offer brain-fitness programs, games and activities in the wake of widening interest in brain health. …”
You may enjoy this PBS special on neuroplasticity and Brain Fitness Software
Mind games may keep your brain in shape
Auburn Journal, CA
Web sites like SharpBrains (http://www.sharpbrains.com) and PositScience (http://www.postitscience.com) offer online brain fitness programs that promise to boost mental …
Hands-On Big Brain Academy
Game Feed, CA - Mar 29, 2007
We have all been waiting for the day Nintendo releases the mega hit that everyone young and old can play, Brain Age Academy for the Nintendo Wii.
The Wall Street Journal has a great article today, Putting Brain Exercises to the Test, that compares 6 different computer-based brain exercise programs along ease-of-use, fun, and science behind. We at SharpBrains conducted a very similar exercise last year, coming to basically the same conclusions.
The article compares Nintendo Brain Age, MyBrainBuilder, MyBrainTrainer, HappyNeuron, MindFit and Posit Science, and ends up recommending Posit Science for speech processing and MindFit as including “All the machines-a total workout”.
Patti Said of the New England Cognitive Center says that ”This one (MindFit) was based the most solidly in cognitive science and what we think stimulates the brain.”
The first fundamental difference we see between a) Brain Fitness Programs such as MindFit and Posit Science, on one side, and b) other “stimulating games”, on the other, is the presence of credible assessments and clear, structured set of activities based on that assessment. Given that MindFit costs $139, vs. Posit’s $395, and that it covers much more ground, we decided to offer MindFit in our Brain Fitness Center.
You can learn more about it here: MindFit helps train 14 different cognitive functions that are important for healthy aging.
Healthy aging is not the only domain for Brain Fitness Programs. You can learn about other applications, such as stress management, basketball game-intelligence, and working memory training for people with attention deficits, in our Get Started section.
Finally, you may want to check out the benefits of brain training for different occupations in Are You A …