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Expert: Brain Training Improves Thinking and Wellbeing

by Rukmani Krishna on April 29, 2013 at 11:46 PM
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 Expert: Brain Training Improves Thinking and Wellbeing

An expert says that the brain benefits from training, which includes online games.

Games within the domains of thinking, emotion, feeling and self-regulation were found to have beneficial effects in improving measured scores, said Dr. Evian Gordon of Brain Resource.

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Brain Resource is an organization that over a two and a half year period used a "naturalistic study design" to analyze data from an online brain-training program called MyBrainSolutions.

According to Dr. Gordon, the most significant benefits were found for games training positivity to improve scores within anxiety, stress and depression (feeling scores).
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Training in self-regulation was found to be beneficial in terms of improved memory, attention, and executive function as well as a reduction in anxiety, stress, and depression levels.

"Results suggest a synergistic effect of cognitive and emotional training," concluded Gordon.

The research appeared in the latest issue of Technology and Innovation - Proceedings of the National Academy of Inventors.

Source: ANI
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