Laura Carstensen confronts claims by "brain game" makers about their benefits for cognition and memory
"Can Video Games Fend Off Mental Decline?" - New York Times. 10/23/2014.
Laura Carstensen was so fed up with claims made by companies and the media about empirically established benefits for brain training games that she helped organize an international group of scientists to denounce the hype. Carstensen says she is
particularly outraged by claims that games can forestall Alzheimer’s. “I find that unconscionable, because there’s zero evidence for that, and it is on top of the list of aging people’s fears.”
Additional Media Coverage:
"Playing video games can boost your brain" - UK Daily Mail. 10/17/2014.
"Neuroscientists speak out against brain game hype" - Science. 10/22/2014.