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Brain Training Review

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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, Nintendo’s 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, there’s no scientific proof that Brain Training actually does what it says on the tin, and you’ll soon ditch the repetitive tests in favour of the game’s intuitive touch-screen Sudoku grids.