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Scientists slam ‘exaggerated’ benefits of brain games


The benefits of so-called brain games are “exaggerated” and evidence they improve cognitive ability are “weak to non-existent”, a group of experts has said.

Consumers “naturally think these products will be helpful”, a report by the Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH) found.

But it warned that while the games are “fun and engaging”, the only evidence of player improvement is at completing particular apps’ tasks.

It suggested tai chai, designing a quilt, creative writing, learning a musical instrument and juggling as activities people could incorporate into a healthy lifestyle to stop the risk of cognitive decline.

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