How does Brain Age work?
The Brain Age exercises are designed to stimulate your brain. Solving
simple math and logic problems quickly, and reading aloud, have been
proven to be effective methods of achieving this goal.
The distinctive Nintendo DS Touch Screen lets users write their answers
with a Stylus pen, just as though they were writing on paper or using a
Personal Digital Assistant or "PDA". Furthermore, the Nintendo DS's
voice input identifies particular words you'll speak during the Stroop
Brain Age tracks your progression through each exercise with
easy-to-read line charts. Consistently using Brain Age each day will
open new exercises to test your ability.
Brain Age includes a fun calculation competition for friends and family.
Only one Brain Age Game Card is needed. With the DS's user-friendly
interface, it's a snap to download this minigame to as many as 15 DS
Baby Boomers and test-prepping school kids alike want to challenge
themselves and find ways to stay sharp. Brain Age acts like a treadmill
for the mind. With the simplicity of the Nintendo DS, and Brain Age's
challenging and rewarding exercises, everyone can stimulate their DS
brain, improving speed and accuracy of their game play.
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What is Brain Age?
Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day for Nintendo DS is a fun,
rewarding form of entertainment everyone can enjoy, as it helps players
flex their mental muscles. Brain Age is inspired by the research of Dr.
Ryuta Kawashima, a prominent Japanese neuroscientist. His studies
evaluated the impact of performing certain reading and mathematic
exercises to help stimulate the brain.
Brain Age presents quick mental activities that help keep your DS brain
in shape. Activities include quickly solving simple math problems,
counting people going in and out of a house simultaneously, drawing
pictures on the Touch Screen, reading classic literature out loud, and
more. You can also play sudoku, the number puzzle game which has become
an extremely popular feature in U.S. newspapers.
We all know as we grow older our bodies change and it becomes important
to regularly exercise to maintain health and fitness. Our brain is no
different. "Use it or lose it," as the adage goes. New research
indicates mental acuity may be strengthened, like muscles, with brain
That's where Brain Age comes in.
Dr. Elizabeth Zelinski, dean and executive director of University of
Southern California’s Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, says games
like Brain Age can help keep older generations of Americans’ minds
active. “Americans can do a great deal to maintain and even improve
their mental abilities,” Zelinski explains. “Aging is about taking on
new challenges for our minds. Nintendo’s Brain Age is a great way to do