Can You Really 'Train' Your Brain?

Can video games really reduce your chances of dementia and cognitive decline? Turns out, the majority of the research doesn't support this idea. A video explains why it doesn't work, the studies that have been done, and concludes with what you can do to train your brain.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Research the things that can improve your cognitive skills
Classroom Considerations

  • While amusing, be aware the pop-up banner ads and the commercial before the video are often for the exact programs the video says don't work
  • Remember to preview any comments that might appear when showing this video in the classroom
Pros

  • Includes closed captioning in English and Italian
  • Provides a full list of resources
Cons

  • None