Adam Gazzaley and company show, for the first time, that training on a video game results in benefits that transfer to other tests of cognition. Training on the NeuroRacer game produced long-lasting improvements in cognitive abilities of older adults (age 65-80). How did they do it? Their trick was to focus on multitasking and attention.
Anguera et al (2013) Nature
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