Study shows brain training can increase multitasking abilities in older adults

4 years ago

A study published in the Sept. 4, 2013 edition of Nature.com found that older adults (ages 60 to 85) significantly increased their ability to multitask with a brain-training video game.

The game, called NeuroRacer, created lasting results (measured 6 months later) and showed the incredible plasticity of "the prefrontal cognitive control system in the aging brain."

In fact, these older adults scored higher than untrained 20-year-old participants.

If these incredible results can be created with a video game, just imagine what personal (one-on-one) brain training could do! And one-on-one training can be customized to fit the person's cognitive weaknesses, and can increase the strength of other cognitive skills (memory, visual and auditory processing, processing speed, logic & reasoning, and attention).

Here's the study on Nature.com that I read:

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v501/n7465/full/nature12486.html

To find out more about how personal brain training can help seniors, go here:

http://www.learningrx.com/help-for-senior-adults.htm

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