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  2. Pong20302000

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    didnt the BBC prove that these games are a lie?
     
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    Well, not everybody know the game is a lie.
     
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    all the brain games or just this game title.not to sure because i never heard anything about the BBC proving anything about these type of games.
     
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    Not the game in particular, but perhaps something about the whole "you do these actions with the left side of your brain, and these with the right" thing.
     
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    what do they lie about? Is it that important that the BBC needs to get involved? Do the makers claim this game can cure cancer??
     
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    Nope...the BBC compared the before/after test results of a group of people who played brain training games for a set amount of time, against those who didn't. Both groups showed the same levels of improvement on second attempts indicating that familiarity with the original test gave an advantage but there was little point to waste time in active training games because they don't do anything.
     
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    of course, solving simple math tasks wont make you better at calculating vector fields, but it helps to speed up things like adding up how much money you spend by buying 2 L of milk, 3 candy bars and a coke...


    i'd like to see what kind of test the bbc used and what kind of brain training the testees played
     
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    they improve yer skills but not yer brain... to improve yer brain... eat almonds
     
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    the first one was called "Left or Right: Ambidextrous Challenge" in Europe. but the sequel has its US title? yay for publishers not giving a shit.
     
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    True, games like this really don't help you learn anything, they just make you slightly faster in doing the things you do on a daily basis. (I'm not sure if they help you procrastinate faster though, but I bet that was Dr. Kawashima's genius plan all along!)

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    BBC tests used the mouse for a start, there is a big difference between stylus and mouse in terms of an extra step thinking about where to guide the pointer and depends on the groups involved.

    Imo these games are in the vein 'practise makes perfect'.
    Brain training etc WILL make you faster at arithmetic if you are not at a certain high level already.
    I suppose these are aimed at adults or teen+ but the complete mastery of a topic will allow the next layer of learning to flow alot easier giving you an advantage which then carries with each level of progression.
     
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    The thought of a DS Stylus picking the outside of my brain scares me.
     
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