Author: DynamicBrain Inc.
Publication: Monthly Newsletter
Published Date: June 18, 2015
Recent stories in the media remind us that crossword puzzles should be regarded as an entertaining activity instead of something with the power to improve brain health. As Dr. Molly Wagster from the National Institute on Aging states: “People who have done puzzles all their lives have no particular cognitive advantage over anyone else.” This has been shown as well in a 2013 Study conducted by the University of Iowa using our program.
So, if you know someone who still only relies on crossword puzzles to “keep their mind sharp,” or someone who uses commercial brain training products with no clinical proof, please share this newsletter with them and highlight the importance of scientifically proven brain exercises for improving brain health. In the meantime, have fun and find out how much you know about the brain by giving our brain-trivia crossword a try!
Play your way to a healthier brain
Kind regards,Frieda Fanni
DynamicBrain Inc. is the Canadian partner of Posit Science Corporation providing brain fitness program, BrainHQ in English and French.
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