Turns out most "brain training" programs are little more than memory games.
There goes about 100 hours of my life that I'll never get back.
However, two programmes have been shown to have a beneficial impact: BrainHQ and Cognifit.
Keeping fit is also a must. Now you know.
“Right now, there’s no group that specifically reviews brain training programs and says based on the science, these ones have been shown to work in these ways, and these other ones have not been shown to work,” says Mahncke. “It would be very helpful to people to have this kind of resource–it’s challenging for a lay person to wade through the hundreds of scientific papers and figure out which brain training programs are evidence-based and which aren’t.”