Brain Age - Review

Brain Age
Ages: Everyone

Working with Dr. Ruta Kawashima's studies with Alzheimer's that showed that brains can learn new abilities, Nintendo has put out Brain Age -- a game-like product that includes math and language exercises. It uses the Nintendo DS built-in microphone so that speech recognition can be used for reading text and the touch pad for writing tasks.

The baseline for brain functions is considered to be that of a 20 year old. You do the tests, mark your score; and by doing them daily and charting your progress, it is avowed that your memory will improve even your social ability. Some may chafe at the tests. For those there are many " casual games" such as Sudoku, that will provide the mental stimulation but sans the charts and perhaps the associated encouragement. The Nintendo DS is the required machine for this program.

Posted by: Editor - 11/06

  • Brain Age
  • © Nintendo
  • Platform(s): GameBoyDualScreen
  • To Order: GBDS $19.95