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If Brain Training Apps Don’t Work – Why Do We Love Them? [Poll]

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In a digital world where there’s an app for everything, it’s no wonder we turn to brain training apps to keep our minds sharp. We’ve all heard about how crossword puzzles help improve brain health. Plus, we’ve all looked into brain games to keep us on our toes. But, if science says these apps are useless, why do we love them so much?

The Truth behind Brain Training Apps

Some of the most popular brain training apps have been underwater more than once. Why? Not so GR8 clinical studies. It turns out, a review of several scientific studies often cited by brain training apps questioned the way evidence was presented and interpreted. According to the review, most of the studies used small sample sizes and inadequate control groups. Not to mention, they only picked the favorable outcomes from the report.

Why Do We Love Them?

Not sure about you, but to me, brain training apps are sort of like playing a game. However, because there’ the underlying factor that this might contribute to my well-being, I don’t feel as guilty about spending my time using them.

That’s the whole concept of gamification and rewards. When people engage in an activity that allows them to see progress, it becomes exciting. We start to look forward to something. Everyone loves to beat their previous score. Am I right?

Are All Brain Apps Worthless?

In a nutshell, no. While brain training apps won’t prevent illness or boost your mental fitness, they’re still useful for something. For example, an experimental study analyzing the speed of processing found that older drivers who underwent computer-based training were less likely to be involved in a car accident.

However, so far, evidence on the effects of brain training apps might have on our health remain mixed. One thing is certain. These apps aren’t harmful. Please remember, if you or someone you know is experiencing cognitive decline, seek professional help to rule out any illness.

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Geraldine is a GR8NESS Contributing Editor who writes about self care, clean makeup and beauty, mental health, and relationships – as well as natural remedies and fitness. She’s a coffee enthusiast with Venezuelan roots, a former ballerina, and the sunscreen patrol. Most of the time, you can find her working on her skincare routine or trying a new dance workout.
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