Strenuous mental exercise like reading difficult books, solving tricky math problems — or, maybe, playing the right video game — can help keep a healthy brain sharp, research suggests. Images.com/Corbis hide caption

toggle caption Images.com/Corbis

Multitasking After 60: Video Game Boosts Focus, Mental Agility

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/218892225/218995960" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A Kansas City family prepares a meal together. A new study finds that working mothers log more hours — and get more stressed — than working fathers while multitasking at home. (This family wasn't part of the research.) Allison Long/MCT /Landov hide caption

toggle caption Allison Long/MCT /Landov

Listen to this story on 'Morning Edition'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/143045721/143039954" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">