People who are competent at "near transfer", or skilled ability at similar games, are more likely to also have far transfer skills, meaning a greater ability to focus on daily living activities.
Two weeks of visuospatial training reduced motion sickness by 51% in a driving simulator and by 58% during on-road journeys.
Brain training exercises do not help boost early math learning. However, core thinking skills, including memory and attention, are key skills that support early math learning.
Playing online games which are mentally taxing can help older adults to reduce cognitive decline associated with aging. Older adults who played brain training games showed similar brain functionality as younger people who were less practiced at the games.
A new brain training game in which players navigate a grocery store, earning rewards for selecting healthy food options, may help to reduce the desire to give into sugar cravings. Participants who had higher initial preferences for sugary foods lost as much as 3.1% body weight following daily gameplay.
Neurofeedback training helps reinforce brain patterns associated with motor function while participants complete imaginary motor tasks. The findings may help in the rehabilitation for stroke and other disorders that compromise motor function.
According to researchers, forming both good and bad habits depends more on how often you perform an action than the satisfaction you get from the action.