Dr Kawashima's Brain Training is heading to the West for the Nintendo Switch

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  1. DANTENDO

    DANTENDO I Won year sub Edge mag 1996 hot topic digitiser

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    Ebay 2 quid
     
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    everything can rais your IQ even s#%
     
  3. DANTENDO

    DANTENDO I Won year sub Edge mag 1996 hot topic digitiser

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    Yeh mayb in the game ther will be a poo color test sorting lightest to darkest
     
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  4. Bernhard

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    lets see
    beeing colorblind is a bad thing then
     
  5. Dax_Fame

    Dax_Fame Annoying Member

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    Ummm, YES! I have always had a good time with these games and this looks awesome! No idea it existed!

    I read a little into this after playing the 3DS game, as the claims of the good Dr. seemed a bit bold!

    Yes, you are correct, there is no chance of exercises like this raising your IQ. However it improves a particular set of functions in your noodle that can make certain tasks... easier? quicker?

    So while it doesn't make you more intelligent it isn't a COMPLETE waste of time, especially if you're having fun doing it :)
     
  6. DANTENDO

    DANTENDO I Won year sub Edge mag 1996 hot topic digitiser

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    Read what an IQ test involves and youl realize Yr Talking rubbish
     
  7. Dax_Fame

    Dax_Fame Annoying Member

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    I know what it involves and research seems to conclude that these sorts of things can make your sharper but they do not increase intelligence or raise IQ.

    Research of course doesn't PROVE anything.
     
  8. eyeliner

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    It will not raise your IQ, it will improve your cognitive skills and arithmetic functions, however. It doesn't teach you math, or anything for that matter. It tests your logical thinking speed and helps you develop some shortcuts in order to improve on the small calculations involved.

    But it's a damn good tool.
     
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    I don't think most people realize how much they have to gain by improving or refreshing fundamental skills, like the ones this game encourages. Twelve years after University, I was surprised to see how much more efficient my mental math became when I began counting all of my calories and macronutrients earlier this year. It's even made it easier to visualize numbers more generally, and after a few months I was able to do caloric density calculations on the fly and keep count of calories, macros, and fat types without taking notes throughout the day. Tangible, practical results from practicing a lot of basic arithmetic and using visualization which save me time and lead to fewer mistakes (and I'm not even getting into the health benefits of knowing precisely what is going into my body).

    I'm in my mid 30s. My age rounds up to 40. If I get to contribute one modicum of wisdom, this is it: Though the learning curve of something may appear shallow, the extent to which one can improve their technique, efficiency, and knowledge is always underappreciated. Never scoff when you hear that someone is an expert in anything, because I promise there is more to their pursuit than any disinterested party realizes.
     
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  10. eyeliner

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    Hook me up for some quality gameturbating.
     
  11. Saviouz

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    day one purchase
     
  12. Stealphie

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    Dr Kawashima for smash
     
  13. banjo2

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    Sorry to disappoint, but
     
  14. nifoc2099

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    One Noob question - Can we use our fingers to write instead of stylus?
     
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  15. DANTENDO

    DANTENDO I Won year sub Edge mag 1996 hot topic digitiser

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    Noone replied back to you I'd email Dr kawashima
     
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  16. banjo2

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    The hardware says yes, but idk if that'd be viable
     
  17. StrayGuitarist

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    IQ in itself is an incredibly flawed way of measuring intelligence that's been proven to basically have no true meaning in the real world.
     
  18. Enryx25

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    Yeah but the touchscreen is not going to be accurate.
    BTW there is no need to use your fingers because the stylus comes with the game
     
  19. wafflaffle

    wafflaffle Newbie

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    I mean if you thought about it hard enough, you could probably narrow it down to a few items.
     
  20. Brigand

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    Oh, of course. I knew what it was. I was on a specific diet that year. However, had it been something complex like eggs benedict with maple-glazed bacon and 2 slices of sourdough toast, served with a glass of pine-orange juice and a side of goji berries, I doubt I would have fared so well. The exercise itself is a good tool for training memory (I believe there were other exercises that did a similar thing), but the concept becomes humorous and pointless once the time between you writing down what you had for breakfast and you turning the game on again exceeds a period of 1-2 months.

    I suppose that's the fault with any Brain Training exercise really, if you don't keep it up, they're not going to do much for you. I'm really not sure who is going to religiously pick up their Switch on a regular basis to play some Brain Training. It was more understandable with the DS, because a broader range of people owned one, and they were far more friendly as a handheld system. Switch just seems like a weird choice for a game of this specific kind. It would probably fare better as a mobile title.
     
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