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The Escapist - Shark Bone or Snake Oil?

With the success of games like Nintendo's Brain Age, there is a growing interest in using games to stimulate and increase brain activity. The market has proved these games to be successful and is creating more interest from mainstream publishers.

Games are not a cure, but more importantly they are not the curse either. Even though the "brain games" focus on more traditional skill sets, all games involve brain activity. Whether or not some object to the content of the games is a point for another discussion.

NPR covered this same topic last week

For a Healthy Brain in Old Age, Start Early

Both are quick reads and provide examples of games used as teaching tools outside of traditional education settings...

Life long learners = Life long gamers