publication . Article . Other literature type . 2013

Video game training enhances cognitive control in older adults

Jacqueline Janowich; Joaquin A. Anguera; Farshid Faraji; Omar Claflin;
Open Access English
  • Published: 16 Sep 2013
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: Algeria
Abstract
Training with a multitasking video game is shown to improve cognitive control abilities that decline with age, revealing the plasticity of the ageing brain; these behavioural improvements were accompanied by underlying neural changes that predicted the training-induced boost in sustained attention and enhanced multitasking performance 6 months later. Our ability to multitask and our capacity for cognitive control decline linearly as we age. A new study shows that cognitive training can help repair this decline. In older adults aged between 60 and 85 who trained at home by playing NeuroRacer, a custom-designed 3D video game, both multitasking and cognitive contro...
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