Researchers find no evidence ‘brain training’ games offset aging, cognitive decline
ExtremeTech
61

Perhaps we shouldn’t be that surprised that specific intellectual skills can’t become some kind of generalized benefit — think of idiot savants who can tell you the square root of a huge number or which day of the week a date falls on. One important point here of course is that cutesy apps and catchy titles are about making money rather than providing genuine social benefit. I felt as if the most important sentences in this article — difficult to extract, as the whole of it is of course important — were

Rather, the development of such capacities appears to require sustained investment in relatively complex environments that afford opportunities for consistent practice and engagement with domain-related challenges…

and

Once they stopped practicing what they’d learned, the benefits vanished.

Or in other words, Don’t expect any magic wands, and Don’t stop practising, right?

One clap, two clap, three clap, forty?

By clapping more or less, you can signal to us which stories really stand out.