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Brain Games: Sudoku, Mind Medley

New Games From Real Train Your Brain: Sudoku.com, Mind Medley and …
CNNMoney.com 
“Mind Medley – Players will test their through a series of 16 brain games with familiar play patterns like Concentration, Simon and Color Matching …”

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Nintendo Brain Age

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 …”

More information on how to evaluate brain training products Here. You may also enjoy this PBS special on neuroplasticity and brain fitness software.

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Videogames for brain health?

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. …”

See more at Nintendo BrainAge, Happy Neuron, Lumosity, MyBrainTrainer…

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‘Brain Games’: 10-Second Review

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…”

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New mental exercises, games can keep aging minds fit

New mental exercises, games can keep aging minds fit
Arizona Republic, AZ Jun 25, 2007
For Perls, the challenging exercise has been Sudoku. It’s something that meets the important criteria for brain fitness: novel, complex and challenging. Those activities engage the frontal lobe, the CEO of the brain. It’s important to tackle new tasks,

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Serious Games: Who Said Games Had To Be Fun?

Who Said Games Had To Be Fun?
Kotaku.com, NY -Jul 1, 2007
“In a stark counterpoint to the Slate editorial entitled ‘World of Borecraft,’ Gamasutra has their own feature – this one on the rise of serious games and …”

To support the point: we see more and more science-based “serious games” used for brain training to improve cognitive skills: MindFit and Posit Science, Cogmed, Basketball IntelliGym, emWave in Golf Digest. And more are coming. You can keep informed by reading our brain health blog and Brain Fitness Topics section.

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Remember: Playing video game not simple way to boost memory

Remember: Playing video game not simple way to boost memory
Orlando Sentinel, FL 

“Staying socially connected is also linked to reduced cognitive decline. A single activity, though, is not enough to sustain mental sharpness.”

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