Blog

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?

February 25, 2019 Articles