Do you forget where you left your keys pretty much every day? Do you wonder if you locked your door after you’ve left your home? Have you forgotten the birthday of someone close to you? If so, you may find yourself considering trying some of those brain training games that are regularly advertised. They sound like a cool idea, but do they work?
Learning a new skill at any age has a definite and specific impact on your brain that scientists know a lot about. Learning a new skill, or re-learning an old one with specific, regular practice can cause significant changes in your brain. And when one area improves, other skills and abilities will do as well.