According to Emma Blakely at The Conversation, the brain training games might not have any effect. Do you mean to tell me that these are empty promises to drive sales? How shocking.
via The Conversation:
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There has been a big increase recently in the number of computerised “brain training” programs marketed at young children. These programs make impressive claims – that they can help children learn better, that they improve children’s focus and memory, and that they can help children succeed in school.
There’s no doubt that brain training is big business. But scientific evidence suggests that these claims are premature. These programs can help train children at specific tasks, but there is little evidence that this has an impact on their performance in maths, reading or other every-day activities.
Working memory training
Many of these brain training programmes target improvements in working memory.