25 Feb Brain Games – Can they really make a difference?
Cambridge University releases a brain-training app that improves concentration akin to Ritalin.
The University’s Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute has developed and tested ‘Decoder’ an app which activates a frontal-parietal network in the brain that is designed to improve attention and concentration.
In a study published in the scientific journal, Frontiers in Behavioural Neuroscience, researchers….found that the app’s use on an iPad for eight hours over the course of a month resulted in improvements that were comparable to those taking stimulants such as Ritalin or nicotine.
Critics say the study didn’t reflect the ‘real world’ – read on: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-22/cambridge-uni-develops-app-with-ritalin-like-effects/10737268
What do you think – Can brain games really help?