21
Aug
08

Brain Fitness Craze

64.png Erickson School Professor of Practice Judah Ronch

Washington Post reporter Beth Baker takes a critical eye at the bonanza of high-tech brain games being marketed to stave off mental decline. I gave her a healthy dose of skepticism:
“Everybody’s looking for a computer game,” Ronch said. “Is there any evidence that they’re any better [at staving off dementia than exercise or social engagement]? No. But because of the commercial potential, people are beating that horse and hoping it comes in.”

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