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Nintendo BrainAge, Lumosity, Happy Neuron, MyBrainTrainer…

A col­lec­tion of recent announce­ment in the “brain games” or “brain train­ing games” space:

The Wii sets new gen­er­a­tional stan­dards for the videogame industry

  • “The age­ing of the Japan­ese pop­u­la­tion com­pelled gamemaker Nin­tendo to widen its audi­ence. Now, the Wii is lead­ing the indus­try stan­dards. But hard­core gamers are still too impor­tant to be neglected.”

Strain your brain the smart way

  • George Har­ri­son, Nintendo’s senior vice pres­i­dent of mar­ket­ing and cor­po­rate com­mu­ni­ca­tions, has said that more than half of the company’s mar­ket­ing for Wii is aimed at adults. And the sys­tem has been pre­sented at con­ven­tions for the aging “gray gamer” pop­u­la­tion.” and talks about sudoku, Brain Age, Big Brain Acad­emy, and more.

SBT Announces the Acqui­si­tion of Quixit

Exercise Brain: Frontal and Parietal lobes

Let’s now exer­cise our Frontal Lobes (that deal with work­ing mem­ory and atten­tion, among other things) and Pari­etal Lobes (visual inter­pre­ta­tion).

Quick! Count the num­ber of times the num­ber “6” appears below (you may need to scroll down).

Then, count the total of both “3“s and “7“s, try­ing to add the total num­ber of both as you see either (this is, don’t just count all the “3“s, and then the “7“s)

1234467889974674657865876576576 3576573625432657346578436578342 2732188582735827456724687343828 7672878682768723682376783768267 2647648823178346432764876774653 7436574386581483627868653873465


The most impor­tant thing here is not to get the right answer, but to try. This type of exer­cise has been used by the mil­i­tary to improve atten­tion for decades (now there are more advanced, computer-based, tools, but this keeps being fun).

PS: Enjoy these 50 brain teasers to test your cog­ni­tive abil­ity. Free, and fun for adults of any age!


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