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Researcher says Brain Age is 'charlatanism', Kawashima is a 'dream merchant'

by rawmeatcowboy
26 January 2009
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The Nintendo DS is a technological jewel. As a game it’s fine. But it is charlatanism to claim that it is a scientific test.There were few positive effects [shown in Lieury’s research] and they were weak. Dr Kawashima is one of a long list of dream merchants. - cognitive psychology Prof. Alain Lieury (left) of the University of Rennes

I get really tired of this kind of stuff. Some people claim that Brain Age works to help memory, and other cognitive skills. Others claim that they do not. There are countless studies for both sides of the fence. I have the final word for you…studies are inconclusive, and always will be. Play the game, see if it helps you…that’s what matters!