Cognitive exercises which are strangely compulsive
Ever since videogaming went mainstream and parents and politicians began to worry that Mario and Sonic were rotting kids minds the industry has defended the positive effects, citing improved reflexes, problem-solving and perseverance. However, Nintendos Brain Training takes this one step further, offering a range of challenges said to exercise your grey matter and make even the oldest mind as alert as that of a 20 year-old.
Brain Training offers a range of maths, memory and comprehension puzzles, basic tasks that over a period of months promise to sharpen your intelligence. But while the exercises are strangely compelling, theres no scientific proof that Brain Training actually does what it says on the tin, and youll soon ditch the repetitive tests in favour of the games intuitive touch-screen Sudoku grids.