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Another Brain Game Proves Its Worth, This Time as a Dementia Treatment

Ever since Brain Age landed in 2006, we’ve been inundated with claims about brain training’s value — some so outlandish they’ve lead to massive FTC fines. For years, research done on brain training apps regularly showed that they were either ineffective or effective only at making users better at the specific games being trained. Claims […]

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This Light-Based Game Will Help Kids With Autism Connect

The Tovertafel Unique is a gaming system most of us aren’t ever likely to have in our collections — gamers aren’t the intended audience for its hardware or its software. It’s a large projector that’s mounted over a perfectly ordinary table that acts as a play surface. Since the Tovertafel (Dutch for “magic table”) can […]

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‘Sea Hero Quest’ Gathers Data for Dementia Research

Being a little outside PewDiePie’s target audience, I completely missed the story of Sea Hero Quest — and it’s quite the story. The game was created by an international group of neuroscientists and researchers who study dementia, and it was made to help them crowdsource data and set benchmarks for human spatial navigation. Since visual–spatial […]

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