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Brain Games Benefit You Now, and In The Future

Many people question whether the benefits of playing brain games will translate into other areas of life?  For instance, if you physically exercise with weights in the gym, you usually get stronger and can engage in other physical activities with more strength and vigor. But does this same sort of thing happen with mental exercises and playing games for the brain? Or do you just get good at the specific tasks associated with those brain games and that’s it? And if that’s the case, are they really even worth it then?

Well, I guess that depends on the specific type of mental exercise. For instance, doing a crossword puzzle might be a challenge for one person, but not another. So in the case of the later, the person is really not challenging his or her brain and therefore the benefit will be minimal. The reason for this is fully discussed in, “Online Brain Games: 5 Characteristics of Good Ones”.

Recent studies (“Keep Your Brain Sharp as You Age”) have documented that mental exercises like playing online brain games do help with everyday tasks such as shopping, making meals and handling finances. In addition, they help build what’s called a cognitive reserve which is noted and discussed in the post, “How Big Is Your Brain Buffer?”. Such a reserve helps thwart the affects of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia later in life.

So playing brain games can benefit you both now, and in the future.

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10 thoughts on “Brain Games Benefit You Now, and In The Future”

  1. Playing brain games thus improving your brain performances will definitely translate into various area of your life. For example, it will improve your decision making process and make you do smarter choices which will improve your quality of life. That’s only one example…

  2. I love this kind of stuff! Anything that keeps me entertained AND is good for my brain, count me in. I wonder if it’s good for your eyes though…oh well.

    -Jackie

  3. I’m, quite skeptical about it. Same thing can be said for IQ tests. By taking mass IQ tests every day, your results at IQ tests will become better and better… Does that make you smarter? I doubt that.

  4. Online brain games really provide lots of useful benefits to every individual in terms of entertainment and also boost your mental capabilities at the same time.

  5. Use it or loose it is the saying! I suggest the same applies for your brain and memory! This article provides some solid advice and also outlines in essence many forms of exercises that increase your brain power.

  6. This is a good read for me. When talking about games, we have to admit there’s always an interest :). Many studies have shown that brain games are indeed brain vitamins as it helps develop many cognitive reserves in a person.

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