Take Up Computer Games, Not Crosswords, As You Age

People aged 50 and over who were assigned to play the computer game Double Decision (formerly Road Tour) for at least 10 hours over eight weeks showed a clear improvement compared with the normal loss of cognitive function as people age, says the Wall Street Journal. The amount of improvement ranged from 2 to 7 years. People who were assigned to do crossword puzzles showed no such improvement. Previous research shows that older people who play various kinds of cognitive games have better health outcomes and better driving records.

SOURCE: When Computer Games May Keep the Brain Nimble

 

 
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Antonio Ortiz

Antonio Ortiz has always been an autodidact with an eclectic array of interests. Fascinated with technology, advertising and culture he has forged a career that combines them all. In 1991 Antonio developed one of the very first websites to market the arts. It was text based, only available to computer scientists, and increased attendance to the Rutgers Arts Center where he had truly begun his professional career. Since then Antonio has been an early adopter and innovator merging technology and marketing with his passion for art, culture and entertainment. For a more in-depth look at those passions, visit SmarterCreativity.com.

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