Study participants were trained in practical reasoning skills like managing medications.
January 13, 2014 Older people who took a few weeks of classes to train their brains reported doing slightly better at activities of daily living a decade later compared with people who hadn't been trained. But the perceived difference might be explained by the expectation that training would help.
I think I can see something.
November 1, 2013 Using special eye-tracking cameras, researchers at the University of Rochester found that many people can perceive their own bodies moving, even in total darkness. Our minds instinctively fill in images when there aren't any real ones to see.
Playing this game won't make you feel older, unless you're already getting up there in age.
October 10, 2013 How old you feel can affect your physical and mental health. Older people who took a memory test said they felt older after they took the test than they did before. But researchers say this age shift effect can be positive when older people are tested on something they're great at, like word puzzles.
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.
September 4, 2013 The aging brain may be more flexible than we thought, a study of older adults now suggests. After playing a racing car video game an hour a day, thrice weekly for a month, adults age 60 and over were better at multitasking than untrained 20-year-olds.
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A lab rat stuck in a maze
February 11, 2013 The work of Edward C. Tolman broadened our understanding of humanity and paved the way for modern cognitive science. Commentator Tania Lombrozo waves the flag for the man and his ideas.
May 4, 2012 Philosophy and neuroscience have a productive relationship. Philosopher Alva Noë talks about the neuroscience of consciousness over at Big Think.
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