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Boost brain cells by beating games

Valerie Teegardin

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Valerie Teegardin

Living in a capitalist society, I’m constantly engulfed in thousands of advertisements plastered with deceitful lies and fake claims to get people to buy more.

Nonetheless, I couldn’t help but be intrigued after seeing a TV commercial for Lumosity, a brain-training game that claims to improve cognitive function.

Giving in to the alluring actors and charming animations, I downloaded the free app version of the product to see for myself whether or not it lived up to all its hype.

Immediately I was impressed. Consisting of three different neuroscience-based games per day, I had to devote every ounce of my attention to challenging tasks that target memory, flexibility, focus, and problem-solving skills.

It’s like a workout for my brain where each game tones a different part of my cognition. After completing a week’s worth of brain-training, I must say Lumosity might just be the real deal.

Valerie Teegardin can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @vteegardin.

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