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Do Brain Games Really Make You Smarter?

Yes
No
Just a bit

I just saw this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0ArI4EuniE

I think they may help a bit (especially children).

What do you guys think?



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they help you think and solve problems faster, so yes.

I played....a LOT of Brain games.

Big Brain academy, Who has the biggest brain on facebook, and some others back when I was little. (Lolz I made sure to practice enough to beat my friends, not proud of it)

I'd say yes to a degree.

 Nintendopie  Was obviously right and I was obviously wrong. I will forever be a lesser being than them. (6/16/13)

yes

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any thing that challenges your memory, counting, etc skills WILL make you smarter. The best thing isnt a trivial challenge but is actual applied science. I love brain age one and two. But I love computer science as a brain excersise way more.

I voted no they dont make you smarter. They just help train your brain in a way. The potential for intelligence is there already so they just help you access your potential to a certain degree by forcing you to solve problems you dont usually solve and make new connections. But its not like your brainmatter gets more or your brain develops more folds on its surface or something like that.

I am sure that they probably help with short term memory. Just like being a waiter will make you remember everything it seems. Not sure about long term.

Netyaroze said:
I voted no they dont make you smarter. They just help train your brain in a way. The potential for intelligence is there already so they just help you access your potential to a certain degree by forcing you to solve problems you dont usually solve and make new connections. But its not like your brainmatter gets more or your brain develops more folds on its surface or something like that.

Interesting point of view, what about children? Since their brain is still under development, do you think those games may help them more than adults?



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spurgeonryan said:
I am sure that they probably help with short term memory. Just like being a waiter will make you remember everything it seems. Not sure about long term.

Rayan, do you have children, don't you? Did your sons tried some of those games? If so, did they likethem?