‘Cognitive fitness’ software is booming business

console_controller.jpgThere’s an interesting snippet on Brain Waves about the increasing commercial interest in computer games specifically designed to boost cognitive ability.

This has largely been inspired by the success of Nintendo’s Brain Age cartridge for the DS handheld console, research that suggests that players of off-the-shelf video games have sharper cognitive abilities in certain domains, and studies showing the benefits of practicing cognitive tasks for people with impaired mental skills.

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