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Can You Really Increase Your Brain Power...with Games?!

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The Doctor Weighs In

The Doctor Weighs In


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Can you really use games to increase your brain power?  Every day we are bombarded with messages that suggest we can.  AARP offers their members (all seniors) a discount on the Posit Science "brain fitness" program.  Lumosity ads exort us to "challenge your brain with scientifically designed training.  According to their website, the program is designed by neuroscientists.  A quick trip to Amazon yields dozens of books all claiming to help you increase your brain power.  

To explore what is fact and what is wishful thinking,  Pat Salber, MD (@docweighsin) talks to Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD (@dovmichaeli) to get his perspective on increasing brain power. Can it be done? Do games work?  If so any specific types of games?  If not, what else can we do to maintain or regain lost functioning.  This should be a fascinating discussion.

If you want to ask Dr. Michaeli questions, please call in on  347-989-8028 at about minute 15.