Brain over Brawn

We know from the study of brain science that if we do not stretch and challenge the cerebral cortex, if we do not exercise our brain and make sensible use of the knowledge we gain, the brain actually gets slow or sluggish, if not stupid. A research organization called Lumosity has been a pioneer in this regard, and its human cognition project is a groundbreaking collaboration between researchers worldwide. Training exercises designed to stimulate the brain can be found online at www.lumosity.com. The most significant step the people at Lumosity have taken is making the science widely available by taking it out of the lab and putting it into the real world of practical application and access.

We have known for some time that ...

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