Earlier this year, researchers behind a study in Archives of Neurology say they had a found a link between “brain-stimulating activities” and levels of protein thought to cause Alzheimer’s disease. Showcased in the presentation are the results of two previous studies that seem to indicate an increase in cognitive processing as well. The following presentation walks the learner through a better understanding of the physical systems in the brain that are most affected by learning. Associated with each system is a glimpse of the games that were developed by educational game developers to stimulate brain activity. Towards the end of the presentation, there is a surprise twist! It turns out that there may be a more effective and even simpler way to increase cognitive processing. Can you guess what it is?
For fun, try out a few games for yourself at: http://www.lumosity.com/
You can also visit my learning blog at: http://arupert.wordpress.com/2012/05/18/561/
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