Why You Should Break Up With Your Smartphone During Lunch Breaks
Scrolling through apps on a smartphone might actually sap cognitive resources rather than restoring them during breaks.
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
‘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
Brain Game Claims Fail A Big Scientific Test
NPR: Want to be smarter? More focused? Free of memory problems as you age? If so, don’t count on brain games to help you. That’s the conclusion of an exhaustive evaluation of the scientific literature
The Weak Evidence Behind Brain-Training Games
The Atlantic: If you repeat a specific mental task—say, memorizing a string of numbers—you’ll obviously get better at it. But what if your recollection improved more generally? What if, by spending a few minutes a
Brain-Training Claims Not Backed by Science, Report Shows
A scientific review puts the claims behind brain-training games and apps to the test.