Does Brain Training Really Make You Smarter?


shinyshiny.tv-brain-training-no-evidence‘If you’ve spent more than about 5 minutes surfing the web, listening to the radio, or watching TV in the past few years, you will know that cognitive training—better known as “brain training”—is one of the hottest new trends in self improvement.

Lumosity, Cogmed, and BrainHQ are websites promising to make you smarter

‘Yet, according to a statement released by the Stanford University Center on Longevity and the Berlin Max Planck Institute for Human Development, there is no solid scientific evidence to back up this promise. Signed by 70 of the world’s leading cognitive psychologists and neuroscientists, the statement minces no words:…’
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Does your native language need to be included in the college curriculum?
CHED defends removal of Filipino in college curriculum, Filipino language advocates to seek help from SC
Filipino language advocates to seek SC help vs. new CHED curriculum
‘An alliance of Filipino language advocates on Tuesday said they will ask the Supreme Court to overturn Commission on Higher Education’s decision to keep its new General Education curriculum.

‘In an interview with GMA News Online, Tanggol Wika convenor David Michael San Juan said they are hopeful that the high court will nullify CHED Memorandum (CMO) No. 20, series of 2013, which removes Filipino from the GEC by 2016. San Juan, a professor at De La Salle University in Manila, said the group will also continue to lobby for the support of the Congress.

‘In a statement released Friday, CHED chairperson Patricia Licuanan maintained that they will keep the newly-revised GEC, despite strong opposition from college professors who teach Filipino, as well as supporters of the Filipino language…’
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Philippine President signs Scholar of the Masses bill into law
Aquino signs ‘Iskolar ng Bayan Bill’ granting scholarship to top 10 graduating high school students
‘President Aquino has signed a law providing scholarship benefits to poor but deserving students from public high schools.

‘Republic Act 10648, or the Iskolar ng Bayan Act of 2014, was signed by Aquino last Thursday after it was approved by the Senate and the House of Representatives on Sept. 23 and 24, respectively.

‘The measure – consolidated House Bill 4860 and Senate Bill 2275 – was passed by the 16th Congress under the leadership of Senate President Franklin Drilon and Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. Under the new law, all state universities and colleges (SUCs) are mandated to provide automatic admission and scholarship grants to the top 10 public high school students of their respective graduating classes…’
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3 Responses to Does Brain Training Really Make You Smarter?

  1. Reblogged this on Big Red Carpet Nursing and commented:
    It seems that the only people confidenet in gbrain training products sell them or buy them. The folks with the greatest relevent expertise and knowledge have little or no confidence in them, as this article reivews.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Your link to SCi America re brain training doesan’t work.

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