Regular – Study: Brain Training Apps Don’t Make You Smarter

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1. Brain training is a growing, multi-billion dollar industry. But do popular apps like Lumosity improve our memories or make us smarter? The short answer is “no”, according to research from Western University in Ontario, Canada.
2. The researchers compared more than 1,000 people who often used brain training programs with over 7,500 people who didn’t use them. The participants came from all over the world, had different levels of education, and were between the ages of 18 and 100.

(1)Have you ever used any brain training apps? What did you make of them?

(2)Do you often play games on your phone? If so, do you have a favorite?

3.[responsivevoice voice = "US English Female" buttontext = ""]After giving the participants 12 cognitive tests, the scientists found no real difference in results between the brain trainers and non-brain trainers. The top apps used by the brain trainers were LumosityPeak and Elevate.

4. The scientists then decided to see if the top 15% of people who brain trained the longest — 18 months or more — were better than people who didn’t use brain-training apps at all. Again, the answer was “no”.

(1)What would you say are the most useful apps on your phone?

(2)Are there any topics or subjects you want to learn more about in the future?

(3)Would you say that you have a good memory?

5. But did age make a difference? Some brain training apps suggest they can help our memories as we get older. So, the team looked at the cognitive test results of 18- to 30-year-olds and 55- to 86-year-olds. But again, they couldn’t see any real difference in results for either age group, regardless of how long they trained.
6. These age results are important, because some brain training apps make claims that are not supported by scientific research. In 2016, Lumosity had to pay $2 million because it suggested its app could slow cognitive decline as people age — and even protect against Alzheimer’s disease. However, studies like this one suggest that such claims probably aren’t true.

(1)Are you surprised by the results of this study?

(2)Who would you say is the smartest person you know?

(3)If you were to enroll in university tomorrow, what would you choose to study?

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