Task Performance

Brain Exercises Don’t Live Up to the Hype, Researchers Say

The Wall Street Journal: Computerized brain-training exercises and games, touted for their ability to improve overall cognitive function, may actually only help you get better at the specific game you’re playing. That’s the conclusion of a wide-ranging review of nearly 400 studies of brain training published last week in the journal More

‘Brain-training’ games help you play said games, not much else

Chicago Tribune: Spend enough time playing “brain-training” games, and you’ll get pretty good at games. But you won’t necessarily get better at anything else. That’s the conclusion of an extensive review published in the journal Psychological Science in the Public Interest this week. A team of psychologists scoured the scientific More