CogniFit's Science blog: Memory Games: Child’s Play Or Brain Training?

Memory Games: Child’s Play Or Brain Training?

Studies come out everyday that link the activities we do on a daily basis with how healthy our brain is. Although the activity is different from study to study some focus on memory games while others focus on brain training games they all end up concluding that your brain is only as powerful as what you put into it or as much as you can challenge it.

In the last couple decades scientists and researchers have learned so much about the brain they did not know before. Prior to new discoveries scientists believed that the brain you were born with is the brain you die with. New studies have completely disproved that.

Instead your brain has the ability to grow in capacity if you continue to stimulate it. Stimulation of the brain can come in many different ways including memory games, physical fitness, reading and anything else that causes your brain do what it does best, think.

There have been studies done on healthy people as well as people with various disorders including mental disorders. The results are always the same when they stimulate their mind: their brain plasticity is leveraged and different neuronal pathways grow. Individuals have a chance to become better and more creative thinkers. Games such as memory games are one of the main things that are used in these studies to stimulate the brain and grow more connections.

There are many types of games that can help you stimulate your brain. Studies have even been done that show that regular brain games can make you a quicker thinker and give you the ability to make better decisions more quickly. Gamers are also much better multi-taskers and can concentrate on more things than an average person at once.

Getting a healthy brain is easy if you know the right workouts for it. The more brain games you do the less likely you are to suffer from a decline in your cognitive abilities. Having this information and knowing how to apply it can make a big difference in early prevention of diseases such as dementia or mild cognitive impairment.

Like the saying goes “the brain is a terrible thing to waste” and with all the information we have available at our fingertips today about the brain there is no reason to let it happen. So keep your mind sharp by using memory games that can help your brain become more focused. Early prevention is the best way to avoid any brain issues later in life.