Smart Games

February 5th, 2007

My friends want to make you smarter. Have a look at their new startup, Lumosity. They design video games to boost your brainpower.

Sounds like new-age California hot air I know. But after a peek at the studies behind the curtain (and after reading Mind Wide Open: Your Brain and the Neuroscience of Everyday Life) I think they could be onto something.

2 Responses to “Smart Games”

  1. comment number 1 by: JoPo

    Hey Cheesebikini,

    I’m writing a piece on flashmobs in my buddy’s ‘zine. I had a couple questions that I was hoping to ask you about them, specifically on the history and ideological aims (if any?) of the flashmob.

    I could just e-mail them to you if that works & you have a few spare minutes. Best,

    JP Gritton

  2. comment number 2 by: Alvaro

    I enjoyed Mind Wide Open a lot.

    Have you read the book Train your mind, Change your brain? it gives a more serious overview of the science behind brain training.