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What You Need to Know About Brain Games

Updated: Jan 28




If you're comparing Cognishape to brain games, then you need to know this. 

 

In 2014, 69 leading neuroscientists at Stanford University and other institutions issued a statement that the scientific evidence does not back up the claims that brain games improve cognition. This means according to the science, brain games don't really work the way you might think. 


Here's an excerpt from the statement: “We object to the claim that brain games offer consumers a scientifically grounded avenue to reduce or reverse cognitive decline when there is no compelling scientific evidence to date that they do. The promise of a magic bullet detracts from the best evidence to date, which is that cognitive health in old age reflects the long-term effects of healthy, engaged lifestyles. In the judgment of the signatories below, exaggerated and misleading claims exploit the anxieties of older adults about impending cognitive decline. We encourage continued careful research and validation in this field.” You can read the full original statement here.


Researchers found that while you might get better at the game, that doesn’t mean you’ll be able to use those skills to improve your daily life. Since the 2014 statement, several attempts have been made to prove a different result. However, using brain games has still not shown improvements in real life.

 

So what happens on the screen, stays on the screen.  But here's the good news – Cognishape isn't a brain game. It's a brain exercise routine designed with real-world tasks that have been clinically tested. These tasks are what medical professionals use at appointments in person, so you know it's what's already proven to work.

 

And now you have it in an app to make it easier for you.  




If you don't have the app yet, you can try it for free.



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