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.
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.
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.