When it comes to cognitive training, it can be hard to sort out what’s true and what isn’t. Does it work or not? This site highlights the scientific perspectives and studies on cognitive training to help answer your questions.
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The Controversy

Does scientific evidence show brain training works?

Yes, although not all scientists agree. That may be because the question itself is flawed: it assumes all brain training is essentially the same.

Evaluation Criteria

How can I evaluate a particular cognitive training program?

The Institute of Medicine issued a list of five questions to ask of any program you use.

Published Papers

What does the scientific literature show?

Here you will find a partial list of studies that directly demonstrate that certain types of computerized training can improve cognition.