Nintendo is using testimonials from middle-aged game players to promote "Brain Age."
Gamespot describes the game: "The focus of the game's educational aspect is that the activities on display are designed to activate your prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain that controls how you apply what you know. The theory is that by flexing this part of your dome with basic math problems and memorization, you can sharpen your intelligence." Here is the full review.
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