Cognitive Training: Questions Frequently Asked by Skeptics

By Betsy Hill and Roger Stark There continues to be controversy regarding cognitive training (sometimes called brain training) programs, and there continue to be many skeptics. Skepticism is generally a healthy attitude, particularly when health and wellbeing are involved. It also means that the skeptic is open to a variety of possibilities. Here are some comments and questions we often hear from skeptics of cognitive training and the way we answer them: I can’t find enough research on the value of these programs. Some cognitive training programs have strong research support; others have none or very little published research. Look for programs […]

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