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Brain Training Programs: Neither Silver Bullet nor Scam

A recent article asked the question: Are Brain Training Programs a Scam? Like many articles on the subject these days, the analysis was right in some respects, but missed several

What do you mean you’re bored?

The remediation statistics are sobering. Over half of students who enroll in 2-year colleges take remedial courses in English and/or math. Almost 20% of those enrolling in 4-year colleges do

Thoughts on the Value of President Obama’s BRAIN Initiative

The BRAIN Initiative announced recently by President Barack Obama has underscored the importance of better understanding brain-behavior relationships and it holds potential for deeper knowledge of the mechanisms involved in the

Video Games and Attention Problems: Cause or Cure

A study recently published in the journal Pediatrics is getting a lot of attention (pun intended)  from parents.  It concludes that more than two hours per day of video-game playing

Fourth Graders’ Views of Video Games and BrainWare SAFARI

The 4th-grade students who participated in the study overwhelmingly indicated that they enjoyed the experience of using BrainWare SAFARI and felt that the program had helped them develop new or stronger skills.