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:
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