Does brain training really work? by Dr Jack Lewis

A study conducted in collaboration with the BBC and recently published in top science journal “Nature” suggests that “brain training doesn’t make us smarter”. In this article I argue that lack of proof is not the same as proving that something doesn’t work and outline several reasons why I believe it would be premature to write off the potential benefits of brain training on the basis of the first proper clinical trial ever to investigate this potentially exciting phenomenon. I also describe a possible approach to a future clinical trial that might give brain training the best possible chance of proving itself worthy of the billions of dollars people are spending on such programs worldwide.