Video Games for the Brain

Become a smarter a individual by exercising your brain using video games!

The five-week program required Alex to spend up to an hour a day on a computer, pitting his wits against a robot. Among other exercises, the robot blinked out sequences of flashing lights that Alex was required to replicate.

The program made a dramatic difference in Alex’s ability to concentrate, remember and act on daily chores, his mother says.

“I noticed it immediately,” said George, 47, who lives with her physician husband in Santa Rosa Valley, California. “The program was like a game and my son was loving it.”

Cogmed is part of an emerging brain fitness software industry that could expand rapidly as aging baby boomers seek ways to stave off dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

The size of the U.S. market for brain stimulation products — which can range from games such as Nintendo Co Ltd’s Brain Age to programs backed by research showing they can improve memory or other cognitive functions — more than doubled between 2005 and 2007 to $225 million, according to a new report by the consulting group SharpBrains.

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