Scientific Consensus On Brain Training

A lot of big cognitive scientists and neuroscientists endorsed the following statement:

“We object to the claim that brain games offer consumers a scientifically grounded avenue to reduce or reverse cognitive decline when there is no compelling scientific evidence to date that they do. The promise of a magic bullet detracts from the best evidence to date, which is that cognitive health in old age reflects the long-term effects of healthy, engaged lifestyles. In the judgment of the signatories below, exaggerated and misleading claims exploit the anxieties of older adults about impending cognitive decline. We encourage continued careful research and validation in this field.”

Couldn’t have said it better myself.

Read the full statement here.
The complete list of signatories can be found on the press release.
Don’t forget the prefrontal.org post from last month on brain training.

October 20, 2014 • Posted in: CogNeuro, Psychology

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