“Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco checked in with 3,247 people for 25 years, starting when they were young adults…People who got little exercise or watched at least three hours of TV a day did worse [Read more…] about Study points to growing cognitive gap between high-volume TV watchers and infrequent watchers
Decreased Activity Levels in MS Patients Linked To Cognitive Impairment (Multiple Sclerosis News):
“A new study published in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy assessed the cognitive factors affected in multiple sclerosis patients concerning their activity and participation in everyday life [Read more…] about Occupational therapy study: Improving processing speed seen as key target to help patients with multiple sclerosis
Too much TV, low physical activity may worsen cognitive function (Medical News Today):
“The team’s study included more than 3,200 adults aged 18–30…Over 25 years, the researchers recorded participants’ television viewing time and physical activity levels…In the study, high television viewing was defined as more than 4 hours daily, while low physical activity was defined as [Read more…] about Study: High television viewing and low physical activity can significantly worsen long-term cognitive function
- “A brief course of brain exercises helped older adults hold on to improvements in reasoning skills and processing speed for 10 years after the course ended, according to results from the largest study ever done on cognitive training. [Read more…] about Brain training works: Study finds 10-year benefit from 10-hour training
We recently came across a fascinating scientific study, titled Examining cognitive function across the lifespan using a mobile application (Computers in Human Behavior), which studied the value and limitations of using an iPad app called “brainbaseline.”
Abstract: “Many studies conducted in a laboratory or university setting are limited by funding, personnel, space, and time constraints. In the present study, [Read more…] about Monitoring cognition via mobile applications: iPad app analyzed
A new study tries to, but unfortunately doesn’t, answer that question. Study: Brain Training Game Improves Executive Functions and Processing Speed in the Elderly: A Randomized Controlled Trial (PLoS ONE).
“Conclusions: Our results showed that playing Brain Age for 4 weeks could lead to improve cognitive functions (executive functions and processing speed) in the elderly. This result indicated that there is a possibility which the elderly could improve executive functions and processing speed in short term training. The results need replication in large samples. Long-term effects and relevance for every-day functioning remain uncertain as yet.” [Read more…] about Research: Does Nintendo Brain Age work as a brain training game?